The First 70

Jarratt Moody, Cory Brown | 2012 | 3 min.

2012 Official Selection

The state of California is closing a quarter of its 268 state parks due to budget cuts. This is the first time in history the state has had to close its parks. The First 70 follows the journey of three young filmmakers traveling to each of the 70 parks marked for closure. Covering thousands of miles in a converted airport shuttle bus, the group filmed the stories of the people that depend on the parks and documented their own three month road trip. It may be the last time people are legally allowed to enter these exquisite parks and The First 70 depicts what is being lost to save a mere $22 million a year. |