Los Angeles Festival Premiere

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | United States | 20 MINUTES | English

Without Water

“Without Water” documents the ongoing dispute between the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) and various stakeholders in Long Valley, California. Filmed by acclaimed director Jonathan Hyla and narrated by actor David Chokachi, “Without Water” dives into LAWDP’s plan to reduce or eliminate irrigation allotments on leased lands in the Eastern Sierra’s Long and Little Round Valleys. Now under pressure from climate change and the ever-growing needs of Los Angeles county, a group of ranchers, environmentalists, and indigenous tribal members are coming together to face the prospect of an uncertain future.


Directed by Jonathan Hyla

Hey there, my name is Hyla, founder of Mt. Washington Productions. I’m a director, creative and host who has had his hands in film, digital, TV, radio, and branded content. Whether it’s working with companies like Samsung to help launch technology that allows us to have a better relationship with our phones or collaborating with non-profits creating films that elevate marginalized voices, telling compelling stories at the intersection of cultural + social good is at the core of what I love to do. I also once made Harrison Ford lol.


Jonathan Hyla


Jonathan Hyla, Matt McClain, Wendy Schneider


Jonathan Hyla, Matt McClain

Program One


Thursday, November 10

Screening: 7:00 to 8:30pm

Lumiere Music Hall

9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


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