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"Rock the Boat: Saving America's Wildest River"
An adventure story about Los Angeles and the little river that could. With cops in helicopters and civilians in kayaks.
Rock the Boat is a fun, fast-paced documentary about the Los Angeles River and the challenges society faces in providing clean water to urban populations (think Huckleberry Finn meets Chinatown). When satirical writer and avid kayaker George Wolfe organizes a boating trip to demand public access to the river, he and his motley crew become entangled in a national controversy surrounding the river’s “navigability” and consequent eligibility for Clean Water Act protection. With breathtaking images of the LA River, insightful interviews and a soft spot for humor, the film is a bright alternative to the current spate of doomsday documentaries.
Director/Producer: Thea Mercouffer
Producers: Heather Louise Parker, Michael Kuehnert, Randi Johnson
Director of Photography: Ian Campbell
Editors: Thea Mercouffer, Reinita Sussman, David Dobson
Composer: Mike Raznick
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