First 70, The

Jarratt Moody, Cory Brown, Lauren Valentino | 2012 | 30 min.

2013 Official Selection

The First 70 is a story of Californians banding together to enact change and develop solutions in the face of a glaring oversight in California’s new state budget. After $22 million is cut from parks, the Department of Parks and Recreation is forced to close a quarter of their 279 state parks, leaving citizens and park employees scratching their heads. Follow three young filmmakers as they visit the parks on the closure list and discover that the concept of closing parks to save money is deeply flawed. Experience the beauty and history that may be lost forever, and meet the people who are working to preserve the places they love for everyone to enjoy.