Monday, May 4, 2009

Watershed Revolution

Watershed Revolution
asks the question,
“What is a Watershed?”

The answer is explored through interviews with local folks working to protect and preserve the Ventura River watershed, while stunning high definition cinematography brings to life the beauty of the river. The unique challenges faced by a river that is the sole source of water for a thirsty community are brought to life and will change forever your definition of a watershed.

Watershed Revolution is a 30 min film that profiles community members and organizations working to protect and restore our watershed. It highlights the need for open space and floodplain protection, sustainable agriculture, and community awareness of our most precious resource: water.

This new film will premiere in two local events this summer:

June 20 - Surfrider Foundation's International Surfing Day - Elks Lodge, Ventura - 7pm
June 24 - Ojai Green Coalition - Chaparral Auditorium, Ojai - 7pm

The film will be followed by a Q&A / discussion with our local watershed heros:

Paul Jenkin - Surfrider Foundation
Steve Svete - Ventura Hillsides Conservancy
Rick Bisaccia - Ojai Land Conservancy, Preserve Manager
Steve Sprinkle - Farmer and the Cook, organic farmer
Sara Benjamin - Once Upon Wetland, educator
Shawn Kelly - Wetlands Recovery Project / State Coastal Conservancy
Ben Pitterle - Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, Stream Team

a documentary film by Rich Reid: