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“Over Troubled Waters”: Sustainable Water Advocates, Congressman George Miller To Premiere Film On Water Wars

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Media Advisory for Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; steve@hopcraft.comTwitter: @shopcraft;

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 barbara@restorethedelta.org; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta

“Over Troubled Waters”:

Sustainable Water Advocates, Congressman George Miller

To Premiere Film On Water Wars

Over Troubled Waters, a documentary about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, will premiere on August 8th at the Crest Theater in Sacramento.  U.S. Reps. George Miller and John Garamendi will join hundreds of sustainable water policy advocates at a news conference prior to the film premier, which will be the centerpiece of a public education effort to stop the building of peripheral tunnels.

In this visually rich documentary, Ed Begley Jr. narrates the story of how the people of the Delta are fighting to protect the region they love and to encourage saner, sustainable water policies for all the people of California.

“This is our chance to tell the real Delta story,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta, which produced the documentary. “This film reveals how powerful forces are using fear of flooding and earthquakes to make a case for transforming a unique, beautiful, productive region into a permanent way station for water going somewhere else. They are trying to shore up an outdated water system with a massive, multi-billion dollar water transfer project that Californians will be paying for decades.”

Tickets are available on-line for a $10 donation at restorethedelta.org.  Some tickets will also be available at the door.

What:        Over Troubled Waters, Media availability:

6:00 p.m.,Film screening: 7:00 p.m.

Where:       Crest Theater, 1013 K St., Sacramento, CA

When:        Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Who:          U.S. Representative George Miller, Sen. Lois Walk, Assem. Bill Berryhill, Russ Fisher, Media Creations; Jason Sturgis, Open Oceans Productions, hundreds of Delta residents, including farmers and fishermen

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