New Colorado River Delta Film released just as new treaty signed between US and Mexico.
We are pleased to announce that our film “A Changing Delta” will premier at the 2013 Wild and Scenic FIlm Festival in Nevada City, CA on January 12, 2013. The film was written, edited and produced by Marine Ventures Foundation along with our partners at the Sonoran Institute, Lighthawk and Pro Natura. Filmed in 2010 and 2011 in California, Arizona, Baja and Sonora, Mexico, A Changing Delta will be part of the Wild And Scenic Tour across the US over the next 12 months.
Left for dead after decades of neglect, the terminus of the Colorado River in Northern Mexico was once a vibrant wetland ecosystem the size of Rhode Island. “A Changing Delta” chronicles the stories, issues, and people of the Colorado River Delta in Mexico, and what they’ve done across the border to reconnect one of the most iconic American rivers to the sea.
Written, filmed and Edited by Andy Quinn
Directed and Produced by Brandon C White
Executive Producer Tom McMurray
Special thanks go to Edith Santiago, Francisco Zamora and Luther Probst at Sonoran Institute, Rudy Engholm, Amando Ubeda and volunteer pilots Will Worthington and Bill Rush at Lighthawk and Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta at Pro Natura Noreste for their valuable insight, energy and vision of a restored Colorado River Delta.
About the Wild And Scenic Film Festival
Each year, the Wild & Scenic® Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown of Nevada City, California. The theme for the 2013 festival is “A Climate of Change”. Along with our usual line-up of beautiful, engaging and eye-opening films, we will have a particular focus this year on climate change, as well as highlighting the change makers who are creating a more livable future.
Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festival’s, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see Award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.
This year’s selections will not only take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but introduce them to the magnificent animals that inhabit these places and the courageous individuals who are working to protect and preserve both for future generations. The films instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.