The Coronado Island Film Festival will be screening “THE BIG DUMP – OUR PACIFIC OCEAN IN CRISIS” on Nov. 10.
“THE BIG DUMP” is a powerful documentary that discusses the urgent Pacific Ocean sewage crisis stemming from the Mexican border into San Diego waters, according to CIFF officials.
It will be shown at 1 p.m. in the Coronado Performing Arts Theater, 650 D. Ave., with welcoming remarks. There also will be a question and answer discussion with the filmmakers around 1:45 p.m.
Four years of work
It’s produced by Brett Davis and Sarah Morga, a married couple who are the founders of IQPodcasts, and Larry Delrose, known as “Mr. Entertainment” for his work with “Coronado’s Talent” and putting on shows at the Coronado Shores.
The Coronado trio spent four years working on the film. The director is Allen Carrasco.
The film sheds light on the millions of gallons of sewage spill down the California Coast every day, sickening sea life, pets, and people, considered one of the worst environmental crises in the history of the United States, according to CIFF.
The documentary comes amid a groundswell of support from elected officials, residents and environmental groups who are urging President Joe Biden to declare a state of emergency over the raw sewage flowing from Tijuana into the Pacific Ocean.
The Coronado News earlier this year published a five-part investigative series about the broken promises of U.S. and Mexican leaders to fix the public health crisis that has caused local residents, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Navy SEALS to become ill and hospitalized.