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“Over Troubled Waters”: Sustainable Water Advocates, Premiere Film on Water Wars

Media Advisory for Saturday, October 6, 2012
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected] Twitter: @shopcraft
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta

“Over Troubled Waters”:
Sustainable Water Advocates, Premiere Film on Water Wars

Over Troubled Waters, a documentary about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, will premiere in Brentwood on Saturday, October 6th, at the Delta Cinema in Brentwood. Following the screening will be a question and answer session with Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. Over Troubled Waters 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 They are trying to shore up an outdated water system with a massive, multi-billion dollar water transfer project that Californians will be paying for decades.”

It should be noted that, Over Troubled Waters has been designated as a participant in this year’s 9th Annual Artivist Film Festival to be held November 1-4 in Hollywood, California. “ARTIVIST” is the only Film Festival dedicated to ‘Raising Awareness for Human Rights, Children’s Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Advocacy through International Films’. In 2012, the UNITED NATIONS officially accepted the Artivist Collective, Inc., producer of the annual Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards, as an NGO member of the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN-DPI). For more information go to www.Artivist.com.

Tickets are complimentary. For information on other screenings or to reserve seats, go to http://overtroubledwaters.org/buy-tickets/.

What: Over Troubled Waters
Doors open at 10:00am, Screening 10:30am, Q&A 11:15am
Where: Delta Cinema, 641 1st Street, Brentwood
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Who: Water advocates, Delta residents, including farmers and fishermen

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  • Linda
    October 7, 2012, 4:56 am

    Good evening! I just signed up for Restore the Delta’s email yesterday and just saw the info on the screening. When will it be shown to the public???

  • Bob Vila
    October 9, 2012, 3:30 pm

    I was told that we could purchase a copy of “Over Troubled Waters” Where can I purchase a copy?
    Thanks, Bob vila

  • October 11, 2012, 5:47 pm

    I’m sorry I missed the screening of this film by a few days; I just heard about it. Any chance you might do another local screening, say at the El Campanil Theatre? Or how about making it available for streaming online? This is an important topic, so I hope the film ultimately has a wide distribution. Thank you.