Humans can survive for WEEKS without food,
but without water life quickly fades away.
THE LONGEST STRAW premiered at the New Urbanism Film Festival on October 21st, 2017 and took home the award for "Best 'Healthy Cities' Film".
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In the feature-length documentary The Longest Straw, Samantha Bode (director) spends 65 days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueducts and Mono Extension during one of the worst droughts in California history. As she walks, she speaks with community leaders and residents of Los Angeles and those who live along the aqueduct to gain a deeper understanding of how water importation affects ecologies, economies, and societies where the water is being drawn from.
With Samantha's inquisitive perspective as a window into this controversial topic, we learn much about the experience of diverse groups such as the Paiute-Shoshone people, cattle ranchers, ecologists, hikers, residents, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. By working together, humanity can ensure the future of reliable freshwater for all.