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SOS 25th Anniversary Screening
August 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
From the Save Our Springs Alliance, Save Barton Creek Association, and Living Springs –
A special retrospective screening marking the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Save Our Springs Ordinance on August 8th 1992. Come learn some important Austin history about citizen efforts to protect our favorite “swimming hole!”
Entitled “Common Ground: The Battle for Barton Springs,” this half-hour 1993 documentary chronicles the 18-month process that resulted in the citizen-led petition drive to enhance water quality protections for Barton Springs. Shot entirely on S-VHS with a cash budget of $185, Common Ground is the first documentary produced by Austin-based media producer, Karen Kocher. Although low-tech and a student project, the video nonetheless recounts some important history in the citizen-efforts to protect the Springs.
Gather at Barton Springs (near the big tree at the south entrance, Robert E. Lee Road) before dusk. Screening begins at full darkness, roughly 8:25pm and will last half an hour. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Before or after the screening, take a swim in the Springs!