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Los Angeles River Documentary | by Tom Andrews
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Los Angeles River Documentary

On July 25th, 2008, a dozen intrepid Angelenos took to their boats and kayaks and embarked on an ambitious and absurd mission to navigate the entire length of the LA River.


Rock the Boat follows this controversial kayaking expedition down the cemented-in LA River, and looks at how the transformation of Los Angeles from a 'dream city of endless possibility' to the nightmare sprawl it is today arose from our habit of using, managing and re-imagining nature in a single-minded quest for more.


Whether dealing with droughts and water shortage, or fires, or floods, one lesson is clear: our urbanization has reached critical mass.


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I was the photographer for this film.

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Taken on July 27, 2008