Режиссура и монтаж: Алексей Ханютин
Операторы: Павел Костомаров, Саша Александров (цейтрафер)
Музыка: Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Производство: Parallax Pictures
More photos: fotki.yandex.ru/users/sasha8gb/album/182372/
8 HD displays | 8ch multi sound
Deep in the desert of southern California sits one of the worst environmental sites in America—a former tourist destination that has turned into a toxic soup: the Salton Sea.
The sea was born by accident 100 years ago, when the Colorado River breached an irrigation canal; for the next two years the entire volume of the river flowed into the Salton Sink, one of the lowest places on Earth. The new lake became a major tourist attraction, with resort towns springing up along its shores. Yet with no outflow, and with agricultural runoff serving as its only inflow, the sea’s waters grew increasingly toxic. Farm chemicals and ever-increasing salinity caused massive fish and bird die-offs. Use of the sea for recreational activities plummeted, and by the 1980s its tourist towns were all but abandoned.
The skeletons of these structures are still there; ghost towns encrusted in salt. California officials acknowledge that if billions of dollars are not spent to save it, the sea could shrink another 60 percent in the next 20 years, exposing soil contaminated with arsenic and other cancerous chemicals to strong winds. Should that dust become airborne, it would blow across much of southern California, creating an environmental calamity.
From the album "The Clearing" (Dead Oceans Records)
Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada
EP: Danielle Hinde
Produced and designed by Sarah Lawson
Co-Producer: Christian Heuer
DP: Nicholas Wiesnet
Editor: Trevor Durtschi
Wardrobe: Natasha Kutrovacz
VFX: Sebastian Brown
Prod. Company: Doomsday
Starring Garren Stitt
Crew: Boa Simon,Niels Lindelien, Aaron Francesconi, Jenny Hou and Andrew Pearson
Coal queen pageant contestant Arianna Bailey competes for a crown to represent her family’s way of life. Former miner Goose Stewart lives with the memories of a mine explosion. One thing binds both families: coal.
Check out the full interactive film at coalalovestory.com
Camera, sound & editing by Catherine Orr and Catherine Spangler
Additional camera by Hadley Gustafson
Graphics by Sarah Riazati