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The Longest Straw

No water, no life. Know water, know life.

Videos

The Longest Straw - Water is Essential to Life

Overview

Genre
Adventure, Environment, Nature, Personal Doc, and Cultural History
Synopsis

In the documentary "The Longest Straw", Samantha Bode (director) spends 65 days backpacking the 338 mile path of the controversial Los Angeles Aqueducts during one of the worst droughts in California history. As she walks, she speaks with those who live along the aqueducts to gain a deeper understanding of how water importation affects the ecologies, economies, and societies where the water is drawn from.
With Samantha's inquisitive perspective as a window into this contentious topic, we learn much about the experience of diverse groups such as the Paiute-Shoshone people, cattle ranchers, ecologists, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. By working together, humanity can ensure the future of reliable freshwater for all.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
84 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Rainbow Escalator
Country
United States
Years of Production
2013 - 2017
Locations
Los Angeles, Owens Valley, Mono Lake

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
2017 New Urbanism Film Festival
Awards
2017 Best Healthy Cities Film
Language
English

Photos

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