Executive Producer, Diane Mellen found an article about three-eyed fish and two-headed turtles in the New River which flows from the U.S. Mexico border into the Salton Sea. Runoff sewage is causing DNA mutations in the animals. As filmmakers, we found it alarming that the California Department of Parks and Recreation is advising parents that it's permissible to swim and fish in the Salton Sea. We wanted to make a documentary with vivid imagery, as no words can encompass the sadness of the area.

  • Film Type: Documentary, Short

  • Running Time: 11 minutes 17 seconds

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78

  • Shooting Format: 4K

  • Completion Date: July, 2018

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Film Language: English

  • Film Color: Color


An enormous blue void at the north end of the Imperial Valley, the Salton Sea once attracted more visitors than Yosemite. A series of unrelated events has created an intense cycle of ecological collapse.

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