A film by Berlin Martinez (University Heights Middle School).
This short documentary film is about the Salton Sea and how the water is evaporating and impacting the environment. The environmental impact is not only the region immediately around the Salton Sea but also the entire Southern California. We learn briefly about the beginning of the Salton Sea; how did water enter the Salton basin? How did the Salton Sea become harmful? What is being done to control the harmful impact to the environment? With the help of Dr. William Porter from UC Riverside, we explore the real harm to people's health, the air quality of the Salton Sea, and how what is in the air and water that is making people sick.
This film was made as part of OFF THE BLOCK 2020.
A special thank you to UC Riverside's College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS); the City of Riverside; and the Film, Television, & Video Department at Riverside City College. A very special thank you to the entire UCR ARTS staff!
This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at arts.ca.gov
Any findings, opinions, or conclusions contained herein are not necessarily those of the California Arts Council.
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org
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