‘Dry Instances’: Monitoring the human toll of California’s historic drought

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Fire, water, drought: for California, part of its wilderness has not yet recovered.

“Dry Times” is a new documentary That goes back to 2016 when California’s worst drought in decades and its impact on three different California residents.

“Dry Times moves away from the political discussion and focuses on how the climate affects our daily decisions. It is a character-based film that highlights the personal challenges posed by drought, ”wrote the makers.

This film delves into California’s complex relationship with water. It is focused on Lake Tahoe, a skier’s paradise that is abundant in water and snow. the Sierra Nevadas, which supplies Los Angeles counties with drinking water from the thaw; and Catalina Island, 26 miles off the coast of Southern California, completely isolated from a constant source of water.

All three different climate zones were affected by the drought. The film takes a personal approach to telling this story. They are followed by people – a science professor, a business owner, and a ski bum – whose livelihoods have been strained by the historic drought. What do they have in common? There’s more to it than that.

More about the film

“[We] I’ve wanted to make films since high school at State College in Pennsylvania, ”wrote creators Alex Gregory and Anurag Kumar. “We moved to different places over time, but kept working on our first film.” Until 2015 Gregory lived in Lake Tahoe and Kumar in Los Angeles. This was the height of the worst drought in California.

“We saw the consequences immediately,” they said. “We bought a DSLR camera and then started shooting.”

Outright Pictures is a California-based film company. You can read more and find the full documentary Here. The documentary premiered today and is also available on iTunes, Amazon Prime and Google Play. The running time is 76 minutes.

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