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“Over Troubled Waters”: Selected to Participate in 9th Annual Artivist Film Festival

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 27, 2012
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“Over Troubled Waters”:
Selected to Participate in 9th Annual Artivist Film Festival

Over Troubled Waters, a documentary about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, has been selected as a participant in this years 9th Annual Artivist Film Festival to be held November 1-4 in Hollywood California.

The Artivist Film Festival will award $5,000 to the film or video that receives the most votes from their online community! The voting begins by November 1st and the winner will be announced on December 1, 2012. The Artivist Film Festival accepts works from all around the globe.

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.

“We are pleased and honored to be participating in the only Film Festival dedicated to ‘Raising Awareness for Human Rights, Children’s Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Advocacy through International Films’, said Ms. Barrigan-Parrilla, the increased exposure from the Artivist Festival will help in the fight for levee protections, common sense planning, and improved water quality and quantity for the Delta.”

“I grew up in and around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and have enjoyed all that is has to offer. From salmon fishing to wakeboarding, the Delta has given me much pleasure,” said Over Troubled Waters Director Russ Fisher. “I wanted to create this film in order to capture the true beauty of this estuary and to give something back to people of the Delta communities. One can only appreciate the vastness of the Delta from the air, which this documentary renders. This region has been of the best kept secrets in California, and the forces that are trying to destroy it would like it to remain that way. Hopefully, through this film the Delta is not a secret any longer, but recognized as the treasure that it is – the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast of the Americas.”

For more information about Artivist go to www.artivist.com.

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