Heather And Goliath (2009) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary Heather and Goliath.
Heather works for the Army Corps of Engineers in Los Angeles. One day she hears that her employer is quietly eliminating Clean Water Act jurisdiction for the LA River - a channelized waterway that's seen better days - based on a Supreme Court decision that deems only 'traditionally navigable waters' worthy of protection. She immediately alerts her congressman, who happens to be Chairman of the Government Oversight committee. A media storm descends upon the issue. George, an intrepid kayaker who plans an expedition down the entire 51 miles of said river, is caught in the spotlight and his mission suddenly finds a higher purpose. Heather meets George and joins the expedition on its second day, a Saturday. Over the course of a weekend, seventeen boaters navigate down the entire LA River, getting to know their city from a whole new perspective. As it turns out, this river is quite navigable!