Documentary highlights ailing Salton Sea

Filmmaker Greg Bassenian said he hopes his documentary, “Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea,” will help raise awareness about the ailing sea. COURTESY PHOTO

SALTON CITY — A chance visit to the Salton Sea in 2014 for Los Angeles-based screenwriter and filmmaker Greg Bassenian has resulted in a documentary set to be released later this month.

The film, “Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea,” examines the ecological and public health threats posed by the lake’s receding shoreline, and features a few faces that local residents are likely to recognize.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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