AFC in 2006 commissioned a 15-minute film, "Eaton's Water," about Benjamin Eaton's efforts to bring water to the future site of Pasadena in the late 19th century. Developed with the Art Center College of Design, the film was based on a short story by author Michele Zack and directed by Sally Levi.
"Eaton's Water" was conceived as an educational project for middle school students in both history and science. In 2007, AFC received the Arroyo Verde Award from the Arroyo Seco Foundation for its work in developing the film, and in 2008 the foundation honored Michele Zack as "Best Advocate" of the Arroyo Seco for her work to create a curriculum guide with teachers based around the film, which is currently in use in classrooms.
For more on the film, visit eatonswater.com.