The American Mercury  is proud to present the world premier of the feature length documentary, Becoming California, fall 2014. KQED TV, the powerhouse PBS station in San Francisco, will air the two-hour program on September 10th, 2014. The program will then be distributed to PBS stations nation wide on September 24th.

Narrated by Jane Fonda and with original music by Pat Metheny, Becoming California is a new public television documentary about environmental change on America’s western edge.

Using California as its inspiration, the film resonates on a national and even international level as it tackles one of the most important questions of our time:

Can nature and civilization coexist?

Becoming California takes a fresh approach to our modern environmental dilemma; it shows how the needs of nature can be reconciled with the demands of civilization… sustainable environmental change not just for nature, but for people too.

This has to be one of the best documentaries I have ever seen on TV. The photography, the science and the hopefulness about our future are all superb and depicted with clarity and purpose…This film needs the widest possible distribution to further its critical aims and enlist a new generation in fostering this level of environmental concern and action. Bravo to everyone involved in the conception, filming and production of this great educational and inspiring film.     Jack Schlotte

I was thrilled to see the final production the other night on PBS and hope that it airs again so that my friends can see it also. The photography is terrific and the message is sincere and well thought out. I love California and have mourned the loss of so much that we had. Your film gives me hope we can recover.  Barbara

Excellent program and good information… how we can “reconcile” with nature. Well done!  Virginia