In recognition of the 90th Anniversary of the St. Francis Dam Disaster, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present, “The Longest Straw,” Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
The screening will be held in Hart Hall, at William S. Hart Park in Newhall.
Admission is free.
“The Longest Straw” premiered at the New Urbanism Film Festival on Oct. 21, 2017, and took home the award for “Best ‘Healthy Cities’ Film”.
In the feature-length film, “The Longest Straw,” director Samantha Bode and crew spend sixty-five days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueducts and Mono Extension. As they walked, they spoke with community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles.
“The Longest Straw” aims to heighten Angelenos’ awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond. By coming together under one water umbrella, we can stop playing the blame game and start playing the change game to ensure the future of reliable freshwater for all.
Screening of film to be followed by an interview and Q & A session with:
Director: Samantha Bode
Producer: Angela Jorgensen
Post film hosts:
Film and Santa Clarita Historian and Author E.J. Stephens
Phil Scorza: Director and Producer of SCVTV’s Local History Series “Points of Interest”
To view the official film trailer, click [here].