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Martins Beach is a feature length documentary project tracing coastal public access through the story of one family's generational love and access for a northern California beach closed by Vinod Kholsa, former co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Green Tech venture capitalist who purchased the adjacent property, fighting all the way to the Supreme Court to keep the public out.

Catherine Herrera
San Francisco, CA, USA
Starting out as a photojournalist and documentary news producer, I transitioned to national public documentary television. For the last ten years, recovering from a major injury to my right arm, I shifted to creating short docs, video installations, and exhibiting in Northern California, Texas and Mexico, starting in 1988 with the award-winning Alphabet People, up through 2019, currently exhibiting photography and a series of coastal wood and shell sculptures at two local museums. I am fine-tuning a short documentary for exhibit at a local museum, have shot footage for a documentary on coastal public access for creating a funding trailer, and have gathered research/ writing to complete a script and directing the film. I am grateful to be part of this community, and feel committed to do all I can towards becoming a better filmmaker, storyteller and artist.

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