This award winning documentary is a spirited film which examines the controversial land use issues related to the Playa Vista development and Ballona Wetlands. It also covers the little known importance of wetlands, 96% of which have been lost in Southern California. The film includes NBC Nightly News, scientists, citizens, development advocates, Hollywood actors and filmmakers, Native Americans, labor unionists and politicians.
Co-directed by Sheila Laffey and Todd Brunelle. Edited by Lorraine Salk. With songs by Joni Mitchell, Joe Walsh of the Eagles and Kenny Loggins, Original music by Sara Thomson and Gary Lemos.
Award winning hour long film hosted by Ed Asner followed by talk with producer/co-director Sheila Laffey, Ph.D. Several interviewees in the film will be on hand.
Sponsored by Sierra Club Airport Marina Group.
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.
Tuesday June 18, 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Burton Chace Park, Community Room 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey (limited free parking or paid parking at lots 4 & 77).

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