ACID Canal
ACID Canal
ACID Canal
ACID Canal
ACID Canal
ACID Canal

ACID Canal

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    • Directed by: Tyler Faires
    • Released: 2023 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2022
Running Time: 87 min
Language: English
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: Environmental Studies
        Get ready for a gripping and emotional ride through the heart of Northern California in "ACID Canal," the groundbreaking new documentary that sheds light on one of the worst droughts in the region's history. When the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District (A.C.I.D.) is informed that they won't receive their full water allocation for the 2022 irrigation season, the community is left reeling. As ranchers are forced to sell off their livelihoods, residential wells dry up, and wildlife preserves become barren wastelands, one man, independent rancher James Rickert, decides to take matters into his own hands.
With a fierce determination to preserve the community he loves, James runs for a seat on the A.C.I.D. board, despite facing stiff competition from the incumbent and better-funded candidate. As James dives deep into the impact of the drought on the community, he unites with fellow ranchers and government agencies to search for solutions. But the road to victory is fraught with challenges, including backroom deals and dirty politics.
Against all odds, James emerges victorious, winning a seat on the board alongside four other community members. And just when it seems like all hope is lost, the rains finally return, bringing life-giving water back to the once-dried out ditches. "ACID Canal" is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity, and a must-watch for anyone who cares about the future of our planet. Check out the first feature film by production company Faires Wheel Films and Directed by Tyler Faires.
Official Selection and Winner: 2023 Asian Independent Film Festival (Best Director), 2024 Cannes World Film Festival (Best Environmental Film), 2023 International Independent Film Awards (Gold Award Winner), 2023 Better Earth International Film Festival, 2023 Sacramento International Film Festival
Semi-Finalist: 2023 Belgrade International Film Festival and 2024 Portland EcoFilm Fest, 
Official Selection: 2024 Phoenix Film Festival, 2023 Cinema Verde Film Festival, 2023 Montreal Independent Film Festival, 2023 Green Film Fest of San Francisco, 2023 Guernsey Film Festival, 2024 Stockholm Film Festival, 2023 Kosice International Film Festival, 2024 Kalaburagi Film Festival, 2024 Farm to Film Festival
Honorable Mention: 2024 Dubai Film Festival
About the filmmaker 



Tyler Faires is a filmmaker from Northern California. Since a young age Tyler has been creating. Starting off with his Dad’s VHS camera and then moving on to The Art Institute of Santa Monica, Tyler focuses his efforts on telling compelling and fact based documentaries about people and ideas that educate and expand the mind of viewers.



T.L. Green is an independent filmmaker based out of Anderson, California. He got his start in film in 2016 creating and directing the sci-fi anthology web series “The Back Pages”. Since then he has gone on to work on a multitude of commercial and narrative projects including episodes of Discovery’s “Homestead Rescue” and BBC’s “Top Gear”. 


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