Indiegogo fundraiser for SLAKE—a new film project in partnership with the Owens Valley Committee

Bristlecone Media in partnership with the Owens valley Committee (OVC) is conducting an Indiegogo fundraiser until Tuesday, June 18, 2013 to raise production funding for their film, Slake: Water and Power in the Eastern Sierra. Slake is a video series about water wars and environmental justice in the Eastern Sierra of California. Please help the filmmakers and the OVC produce this important film. Any cash donation you make will be matched by Metabolic Studios!

A Search for Environmental Justice

Slake is a 5-part video series that will be posted to online video sites and will be freely available for local broadcast, public presentations, and local tourism websites. The series will be made available to media outlets to encourage greater coverage of the water issues in the Owens Valley. As an additional tool to communicate with a larger audience, particularly in Southern California, Slake will be presented in person to community organizations, civic groups and environmental organizations.

Using innovative cinematography and storytelling, Slake will be as visually arresting as it is informative. Each episode will be approximately 8 to 10 minutes long and will cover a specific aspect of water history, use, and conservation in the Owens Valley. It will inspire and educate audiences about the uniqueness of the Eastern Sierra, the effects of the LADWP’s destructive water policies and motivate them to join the ongoing struggle for ecological health and environmental justice in the Eastern Sierra. The ultimate goal is on the ground improvement to the environmental health of the Eastern Sierra and better compliance with the existing water agreements.

For more information on this film and ways to contribute to this project, please visit:

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