Not commercial, film student and friends trying to make a difference.
This documentary shows children almost getting run over because California State Parks and Recreation is negligently using a public beach, Pismo State Beach in Oceano, as a highway to the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.
Eleven year old Sara explains how she had to dodge vehicles that came within feet of her. She was afraid big trucks would run over her fingers and hands as she dug in the sand. Her dad, Joseph, states that not acting to prevent this endangerment is also a crime and that something must be done.
Ten year old Courtney, and her sister Kylie state that it is not safe to be here. Their mother, Jill, states that though her family likes to ride dirt bikes on specified trails, public beaches are no place for vehicles.
Courtney is shown at two government meetings reading a letter she wrote to try to get the dangerous vehicles off the beach.
The children in this documentary are not only concerned for their own and other's safety, but are also concerned about the fragile shoreline habitat that the vehicles are destroying.
This video is in memory of Amanda Orme, a child who was run over, drug down the beach, and killed by a vehicle as she ran from the surf to her mother: and Frank Lentz, who is one of the many over the years who stepped up to lead the cause to make the beach safe. He knew the difference between a beach and a highway. Frank's widow gave a banner she made to Courtney and Kiley, who unfurl it in this documentary. They plan to take it and the cause to Sacramento.
Courtney hopes this experience will help her in her future endeavors to do other good things when she gets older.