Over Troubled Waters is 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 They are trying to shore up an outdated water system with a massive, multi-billion dollar water transfer project that Californians will be paying for decades.”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 recognized as an official selection of the 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival (http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org), the Tiburon International Film Festival (http://www.tiburonfilmfestival.com), and the NorCal Film Festival (http://www.norcalfilmfest.net/) Also, last year Over Troubled Waters was the winner of the Best Documentary Short at the Nevada Film Festival (http://www.nevadafilmfestival.com/) and was a designated participant at the 9th Annual Artivist Film Festival (www.ARTIVIST.com)
Tickets are complimentary on a first come first seated basis. Donations strongly encouraged. For information on other screenings, go to http://overtroubledwaters.org/buy-tickets/.
What: Showing of Documentary Film: Over Troubled Waters
Where: Nickelodeon Theater, 210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz
When: 7:00pm,Thursday, March 14, 2013
Immediately following the film will be a Q & A Water Panel:
Guest speakers include:
Program Moderator: Gary Patton, Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor, Land Use Report; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Adam Scow, Food & Water Watch; Deirdre des Jardins, California Water Research Associates