“Over Troubled Waters”: Selected as Best Documentary
Short in the Nevada Film Festival
Over Troubled Waters, a documentary about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, has been selected as a winner in the Nevada Film Festival for Best Documentary Short. “We are pleased and honored to have been selected as a winner for the Nevada Film Festival,” said Ms. Barrigan-Parrilla, “The increased exposure from the Film Festival will help in the fight for levee protections, common sense planning, and improved water quality and quantity for the Delta.”
The 2012 Nevada Film Festival was held this last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taking place each year in the beautiful and exciting city of Las Vegas, the Nevada Film Festival is the Silver State’s annual celebration of the very best in American and international cinema, bringing together top independent filmmakers, growing audiences and the film industry professionals who make it all possible.
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 force on the public a massive, multi-billion dollar water transfer project that Californians will be paying for decades and that will not restore the Delta. Over Troubled Waters is a good fit for the Festival as it is the centerpiece of a public education effort to stop the building of these peripheral tunnels.”
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