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Mammoth Lakes, CA (November 14, 2022) – The Keep Long Valley
Coalition announced today that it has released its documentary “Without
Water” for public viewing today. The film will be available to stream on the
group’s YouTube and Vimeo channels.

Without Water explores the ongoing efforts by Eastern Sierra residents to
prevent the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power from dewatering
Long and Little Round Valleys.

For the past seven months, Keep Long Valley Green has been screening
“Without Water” at various film festivals. To date, the film has appeared at
twenty-two film festivals and won four awards, including: Honorable Mention
at the Independent Shorts Awards, Best Long-form Short at the Environmental Film Festival, Best Short Documentary at the Wild West Film Festival, and Best Environmental Documentary at the Topanga Film Festival.

“It is incredibly validating to see the response our film has been receiving,”
says Wendy Schneider, executive director of Friends of the Inyo and one of
the film’s producers. “I would attribute this success to our having a
compelling story, all the participants in the film, and the vision of our director
Jonathan Hyla and his team.”

Principal filming for “Without Water” began in 2019 but work on the project
was slowed due the COVID pandemic. The film was premiered online for the
public for one night only this past March for World Water Day, before being
embargoed while it toured various film festivals.

“For many people, this will be their first opportunity to see this film,” says
Schneider. The film will be available for streaming at youtube.com/@KeepLongValleyGreen and vimeo.com/69109838.

“Without Water” was created thanks to a grant by Metabolic Studio.

About Keep Long Valley Green:
The Keep Long Valley Green coalition is comprised of a diverse group of
stakeholders including Friends of the Inyo, the Sierra Club, Eastern Sierra
Land Trust, local Indigenous tribes, and the 12 ranching families that lease
LADWP land in Long and Little Round Valleys. For more information, go to

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