Humans can survive for WEEKS without food,
but without water life quickly fades away.

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THE LONGEST STRAW premiered at the New Urbanism Film Festival on October 21st, 2017 and took home the award for "Best 'Healthy Cities' Film".
Read our blog post about our premiere, and check out future screenings so you never miss an opportunity to see THE LONGEST STRAW !

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In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, director Samantha Bode and crew spend sixty-five days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueducts and Mono Extension. As they walked, they spoke with community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles.

The Longest Straw aims to heighten Angelenos' awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond.  By coming together under one water umbrella, we can stop playing the blame game and start playing the change game to ensure  the future of reliable freshwater for all.