Director: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer
TV Rating: TVPG
Half a century ago, Southern California’s man-made Salton Sea was considered a prime recreation location, famed for its waterskiing, bird watching and fishing. However, it is now considered a 35-mile-long ecological disaster: a stagnant, salty lake that wildlife find as inviting as a waste dump. Documentary filmmakers Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer tell the Salton Sea story as they profile the hardy eccentrics who continue to live on its shores. John Waters narrates. “A heartbreaking, sidesplitting parade of humanity” – Village Voice.