MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KEEP LONG VALLEY GREEN RELEASES “WITHOUT WATER” FILM FOR PUBLIC VIEWING
Award-Winning Documentary will be Available for Streaming on Group’s YouTube and Vimeo Channels
Contact: Matt McClain, Keep Long Valley Green; Phone: (949) 228-1171; email@example.com
Mammoth Lakes, CA (November 14, 2022) – The Keep Long Valley Green Coalition announced today that it has released its documentary “Without Water” for public viewing today. The film will be available to stream on the group’s YouTube and Vimeo channels.
Without Water explores the ongoing efforts by Eastern Sierra residents to prevent the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power from dewatering Long and Little Round Valleys.
For the past seven months, Keep Long Valley Green has been screening “Without Water” at various film festivals. To date, the film has appeared at twenty-two film festivals and won four awards, including: Honorable Mention at the Independent Shorts Awards, Best Long-form Short at the Environmental Film Festival, Best Short Documentary at the Wild West Film Festival, and Best Environmental Documentary at the Topanga Film Festival.
“It is incredibly validating to see the response our film has been receiving,” says Wendy Schneider, Executive Director of Friends of the Inyo and one of the film’s producers. “I would attribute this success to our having a compelling story, all the participants in the film, and the vision of our director Jonathan Hyla and his team.”
Principal filming for “Without Water” began in 2019 but work on the project was slowed due the COVID pandemic. The film was premiered online for the public for one night only this past March for World Water Day, before being embargoed while it toured various film festivals.
“For many people, this will be their first opportunity to see this film,” says Schneider.
“Without Water” was created thanks to a grant by Metabolic Studio.
About Keep Long Valley Green:
The Keep Long Valley Green coalition is comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders including Friends of the Inyo, the Sierra Club, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, local Indigenous tribes, and the 12 ranching families that lease LADWP land in Long and Little Round Valleys. For more information, go to www.keeplongvalleygreen.org