Pat Brown Documentary

The Project

The Pat Brown Documentary film will unravel a classic American tale: the story of former California Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, who against all odds rose to hold the state’s highest office and shaped the future of the largest and most powerful state in the country. The filmmakers, producer Hilary Armstrong and award winning director-producer Sascha Rice, offer a unique perspective as Pat Brown’s granddaughters.

By examining the life and legacy of the man who historians agree ushered California into the modern era, a compelling brand of politics will be revealed. In particular, the film will follow Pat Brown's crusade to build the California Aqueduct and his epic battle against the death penalty. As seen through his youngest granddaughter's eyes, the film will paint an intimate portrait of the man known as the "Architect of the Golden State". Brown's character and spirit can provide an inspiring example for today's leaders.

What Will Your Donations Do?

Your generous donations will make it possible to produce a documentary of the highest caliber. Bringing together those who knew Pat Brown personally, along with journalists, historians, and politicians, the filmmakers will draw upon a wide range of perspectives. In addition to accessing never before seen family photos and home movies, the budget allows for licensing archival footage. A first class documentary will be produced for film festivals, commercial broadcast, and special funds are being allocated to create an educational curriculum that will bring the film directly into schools to reach a younger generation.

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The Water Education Foundation

The Water Education is the fiscal sponsor for the Pat Brown Documentary Film project. As a 501(c)3 organization, the Water Education Foundation makes it possible for individuals to support the Pat Brown Documentary and receive a tax break on their donation. The Water Education Foundation’s Tax ID # is 94-2419885.

Donate now to the Pat Brown Documentary Project.



Protecting Drinking Water: A Workbook for Tribes

The Foundation recently completed a special water quality publication for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Protecting Drinking Water: A Workbook for Tribes is a national publication funded by a grant from EPA. The new publication includes background information on the importance of protecting source water – surface water and groundwater – from pollution and includes a step-by-step workplan for Tribes interested in developing a protection plan for their drinking water.

The workbook is designed to serve as a template for such programs, with forms and tables for photocopying. It also offers a simplified approach for assessment and protection that focuses on identifying and managing immediate contamination threats. Protecting Drinking Water: A Workbook for Tribes is available in WordPerfect format in a compressed zip file. 
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