Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Mon, Sep 10, 2018 8:15 PM
Film Info
Director:Lisa F. Jackson
Sarah Teale
Year of Production:2018
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Healthy Food Systems
Running Time:83 min.


In Todos Santos in Baja California Sur, Mexico, generations of people have made a modest but comfortable living from the sea and the arid land, fishing and ranching and waiting out the droughts. Their life is secure, but the ecological balance is delicate. When a multinational corporation plans to build a resort community with hotels and houses, the locals have reason to be concerned. They already struggle with a lack of water, and the planned development would triple the local population. Will they stand by as fishing gives way to tourism?

With everything at stake, they stand up and fight. The conflict drags on with unexpected twists—families are split, the beach is threatened. Their traditional way of life is in danger of disappearing. This expertly crafted film stays with the fight, capturing the resolve of the people as they battle to protect their heritage, their patrimonio, their right to the water and the land. ~ FullFrame 

Expected guests: Director Lisa Jackson; John Moreno, attorney & film's subject; Mark Valentine (discussion emcee), ReFrame It.

Community Partners: Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco

Lisa F JacksonBorn in San Francisco, Lisa F. Jackson is a producer, director and cinematographer who has been making documentaries for over 35 years and has won numerous awards, including two Emmys, a Sundance Jury Prize and the Muse Award from NYWIF. Her credits include Sex Crimes Unit (HBO), a portrait of prosecutors in the Manhattan DA’s Office; The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo (HBO), Meeting with a Killer and The Secret Life of Barbie (Emmy Winner). It Happened Here, about sexual assault on college campuses, was broadcast in 2015. Grazers: A Cooperative Story premiered at DOCNYC in 2014.

Sarah TealeAn American film and television producer and director, Sarah Teale founded the Teale Productions company in 1988 after having worked for six years at the American public television broadcaster PBS. She has produced films and series which have garnered multiple award nominations, including the HBO-series The Weight of the Nation as well as the documentaries Dealing Dogs and Hacking Democracy. She has also filmed and produced documentaries for the BBC, A&E and Discovery Channel.

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