“The Fight For Water” Film On Amazon Prime

Award-Winning film by Juan Carlos Oseguera Expands

By Patrick Cavanaugh, Editor

An award-winning documentary film on the California water crisis, The Fight for Water, has made its debut this week on Amazon Prime. This is its largest release, as Amazon has over 90 million Prime members in the U.S. alone.

Since its release in 2012, the documentary film has gone on to screen at numerous national and international film festivals, where it also won awards, and has continued to hold numerous community, library and college screenings around the nation. Because of this ongoing success, the film’s distributor, Passion River Films, felt the film could still find a greater audience through this online venue as well.

The 78-minute long movie features interviews with farmworkers and farmers, many who were members of the Latino Water Coalition. The Fight for Water film spotlights the 2009 historic Water March from Mendota to the San Luis Reservoir, as well as telling the stories of two central San Joaquin Valley farmers, Joe Del Bosque and George Delgado.

“Understanding water issues have captured the attention of many, not only in California but also around the nation and the world, the documentary serves not only as an educational film on water, but also offers a historical perspective on environmental issues,” said filmmaker Juan Carlos Oseguera.

The film specifically chronicles an environmental decision that affected a community, united an entire region and galvanized the entire state into action, all to fight for their right to water.

For more on the film, visit www.thefightforwaterfilm.com now.

Fresno State Club Austral Welcomes All to November 13th Fight for Water Film Screening

Fresno State Austral Hosts Fight For Water FilmFresno State Club Austral invites you to the film screening of The Fight for Water Film: A Farm Worker Struggle by filmmaker Juan Carlos Oseguera,at 8pm on November 13, 2014 at the Fresno State University Student Union, Room 308, 5241 N. Maple Ave, Fresno, CA.

Set during the California Water Crisis of 2009, The Fight for Water highlights the human impact a federal ruling had on a migrant farming community when their water supply was shut off, and the march they staged in order to fight for their water. Oseguera, a California Central Valley filmmaker, filmed this event and documented their story. The film features Hollywood comedian turned activist Paul Rodriguez and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Club Austral is a Fresno State organization founded by Spanish majors in 2008. The purposes of the organization are: to promote cultural awareness at Fresno State about the Hispanic Culture; to strengthen the character and academic skills of all club members according to their area of expertise, ethically and professionally; to further promote academic, as well as, artistic projects that will allow club members to develop their personal strengths and exercise their creative abilities; and to foster academic alliances with Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL), in the effort to find professional guidance and academic support.