Film Preview: MIRACLE IN THE DESERT: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SALTON SEA (directed by Greg Bassenian)

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by Eve Meadows on July 5, 2020

in Film

PARTING OF THE SEA

The eye-opening documentary Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea from filmmaker Greg Bassenian (CSI: Miami) lays bare the startling environmental disaster that is the Salton Sea in California’s coveted Coachella valley. Charting the Salton Sea’s creation in 1905 to the current devastating environmental crisis that it faces today, this harrowing journey takes the viewer into the toxic dust.

As the largest lake in California begins to dry, millions of lives are in danger as clouds of toxic dust, massive fish kills and the destruction of an entire ecosystem threatens the health of millions of underrepresented minorities in Southern California, many who have no voice or little representation in the state legislature. If the state of California does not act quickly, it will be the worst environmental disaster of a generation and cause up to 70 billion dollars in health and other related damages the area and its residents.

Following in the footsteps of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Bassenian’s  new documentary carefully plots the course of economic growth that sprouted a shimmering desert riviera laden with costly construction challenges developing into the perfect storm — creating an unstable ecosystem that now lays to waste the health of the Coachella Valley’s community as both local and federal governments look to pass the cost of fixing things onto someone other than themselves. This riveting investigative documentary will be released by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company across North America on all VOD/Digital & Blu-Ray/DVD platforms beginning on September 22, 2020.

Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea
Gravitas Ventures
to be released September 22, 2020
for more info, visit Miracle

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Cedric Butler July 19, 2020 at 10:55 am

As a non-native of California, I’m always intrigued by its history. Miracle in the Desert is a must see for anyone who is genuinely concerned about the affects of bureaucratic red tape that prevents restoring damaged ecosystems. It also shows how this environmental issue has an human element. Miracle in the Desert is a great historical documentary on the Salton Sea, that brings you right into the present day. Great Job!

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