“Over Troubled Waters”: Selected as Finalist in 11th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Over Troubled Waters, a documentary about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 11th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival to be held this weekend, January 11 – 13 in Nevada City, California.  “We are pleased and honored to have been selected for the Wild & Scenic Festival, dedicated to premiere environmental films,” 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.”

Wild & Scenic Film Festival is considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festival’s, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.  Festival-goers can expect to see Award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.

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.”

For more information about SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, please visit http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

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