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Films focusing on local water

June 20, 2013

The Owens Valley Committee is raising funds for its documentary film series “Slake” with the assistance of coproducer and documentarian Jenna Cavelle . Cavelle is in the process of filming a separate documentary, “Paya,” about historic Native American water uses in the Owens Valley, which is scheduled to be complete in August of September. Photo courtesy OVC

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013 – Two water-wise documentaries by two different filmmakers are in the works in the Owens Valley.
Jenna Cavelle’s short documentary, “Paya – The Untold Story of the L.A.-Owens Valley Water War,” has met its Kickstarter funding goal and filming is under way with a projected August or early September completion date.
A new project headed up by the Owens Valley Committee and Bristlecone Media, with Cavelle serving as a coproducer, “Slake: Water and Power in the Eastern Sierra,” is in the fundraising stage.
Cavelle said “Paya,” which is about two years in the making, aims to tell the story of Owens Valley Paiutes and their relationship and use of water before the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began exporting water in the early 1900s.
(Read more in the Thursday, June 20, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)

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