Tulare, The Phantom Lake -- Drought Edition
Tulare, The Phantom Lake-Drought Edition is a twenty-two minute introduction to the people and the landscape of Tulare Lake, once the largest lake west of the Mississippi. By 1910 the lake had been completely drained by water diversion for agriculture, part of the transformation of California's Central Valley from vast inland marsh to the most productive agricultural region in the world. In this landscape, parched dry by four years of drought, as little as one percent of the original, natural landscape remains and with that loss, as little as one percent of the original wildlife remains with most of the indigenous people killed or displaced as Europeans entered the picture. Might a return to natural water systems such as lake restoration benefit everyone in California and help alleviate future droughts? Can global warming provide the crisis that leads to the opportunity of environmental restoration?
Film Submission Origin
Festival Screening Date/Time (Daily Schedule)
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 - 3:30 pm - Palace Theatre
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR'S CHOICE
Award Nominees 2016 (2016 List)