Award Winning film hosted by Ed Asner followed by discussion with producer/co-director Sheila A. Laffey. Several interviewees in the film will also be on hand.

This documentary is a spirited film which examines the controversial land use issue related to the Playa Vista development and Ballona Wetlands. It also includes the little known value of wetlands, NBC Nightly News, scientists, citizens, development advocates, Hollywood actors and filmmakers, Native Americans, labor unionists and politicians.

Films in Laffey’s 3 part Ballona Wetlands series won over 10 awards, including a Cine Golden Eagle and several Best Documentary awards.

The two features aired on some PBS stations; the short update (The Last Stand: Heroes at Ballona Wetlands) won a Telly Award for “Natural Heroes,” the Emmy Award Winning Public Television series on which it aired on many PBS stations around the country.

Co-directors: Sheila Laffey and Todd Brunelle. Editor: Lorraine Salk. Songs by Joni Mitchell, Joe Walsh of the Eagles and Kenny Loggins. Original music by Sara Thomson and Gary Lemos.

Tuesday, June 18, 7 p.m. Burton Chace Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey 90292

Submitted by Jeanette Vosburg

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