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Unaccountable

A documentary about the loss of engagement with nature and the collapse of the natural world.

11 min • Documentary
Completed June 2018

Executive Producer, Diane Mellen found a recent 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 is 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.

The Independent Critic

UK Film Review

Screen Critix

One Film Fan

22 Indie Street

Indie Shorts Mag.

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