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NEAR MISS, 27min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Olivia Rosenbloom
After a 2015 explosion at the Torrance refinery rattled the community, local activists discovered the blast almost led to a catastrophic release of one of the most toxic chemicals used in refining. Soon after, Torrance activists joined forces with environmental justice activists in Wilmington, uncovering past cover-ups and demanding safer communities by way of tighter restrictions. In the midst of a global climate crisis, Near Miss sheds light on the politics of public safety, environmental health, and environmental racism.
WITHOUT WATER, 20min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Jonathan Hyla
"Without Water" is a film that documents the ongoing dispute between the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and the residents of Long Valley, California. Filmed by acclaimed director Jonathan Hyla and narrated by actor David Chokachi, "Without Water" dives into LAWDP’s plan to reduce or eliminate irrigation allotments on leased lands in the Eastern Sierra's Long and Little Round Valleys. Now under pressure from climate change and the ever-growing needs of Los Angeles county, a diverse coalition of ranchers, environmentalists, fishermen, indigenous tribes, and others are coming together to fight for their land amid an uncertain future.