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“Over Troubled Waters”: Made ‘Official Selection’ at the NorCal Film Festival

Over Troubled Waters, a documentary about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, has been made an ‘Official Selection’ at the NorCal Film Festival.  The Northern California Film Festival is an International film festival providing a venue for films and documentaries of all genres and lengths.

“We are pleased and honored to have been designated, thereby giving Over Troubled Waters the opportunity to air on local television to a potential audience of over 1.5 million viewers,” said Ms. Barrigan-Parrilla, “This increased exposure will help in spreading the word about the fight for levee protections, common sense planning, and improved water quality and quantity for the Delta.”

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 the centerpiece of a public education effort to stop the building of these peripheral tunnels.”

This designation will give Over Troubled Waters the opportunity to air on local TV, to a potential audience of over 1.5 million Northern California viewers.

Over Troubled Waters will shown, to a potential audience of over 1.5 million Northern California viewers, on COMCAST Channel 195 and BROADCAST Channel 14, which serves California’s Central Valley from south Stockton to north Merced, on the following dates:  February 2, 2013, February 9, 2013, and February 23rd.  Viewers should consult their electronic guides for screening times.

For more information about the Norcal Film Festival, please visit http://www.norcalfilmfest.net/index.html

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  • Paulette
    January 29, 2013, 5:10 am

    I’d love to show that film at our movie night sometime. Maybe have a speaker come and talk about the issues too. That would be nice. We have a movie night about once a month at the IBEW Hall in Dublin, Ca. I also write for the Fish Sniffer (food editor). Thanks for what you are doing!

    • January 29, 2013, 10:24 pm


      Please email [email protected] with details and we may be able to bring a speaker out to your screening of the documentary. Thank you!