Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Price of Paradise

Santa Barbara County, paradise to some, has seen a dramatic escalation in the cost of housing, thus displacing the community's critical workforce. The experiences of those workers and the impacts to families, community and employers provide insight and an understanding of the need for affordable workforce housing. The 42-minute documentary features interviews, artistic cinematography and a percussionist soundtrack.

*Production still by Brooks Smothers.

Locals Michael Anderson and Austen Collins of Extra Mile Productions, and Lisa Snider of these pages and a few others, worked for about 10 months on this project and are proud of the film's acceptance into the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Screenings will take place on Friday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Marjorie Luke Theater and Monday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. at Victoria Hall. At each screening, The Price of Paradise is the 2nd film on the schedule and audience Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. Purchase tickets here.


For the story behind the story, read Nao Braverman's article in the OVN on Wednesday and check-out Thursday's VC Reporter and the VC Star. In the meantime, read a Q&A with one of my favorite quirky local sites,

The Price of Paradise, winner of the Oxnard Film Festival award for Best Documentary Feature.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen this film and it's amazing. It's a must-see.

1/21/2007 5:45 PM  
Blogger Bret Bradigan said...

Congratulations, Lisa!

I plan to be part of your entourage this weekend at the festival. An excellent piece of work on a critically timely issue.

1/22/2007 8:26 AM  

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