The Mission

For decades, activists have fought the land developers hungry to transform the Gaviota Coast into a profit. It was the passion and persistence of these activists that inspired the crew to begin exploring the coast with cameras. Each day spent on the coast revealed unsurpassed beauty and overwhelming diversity. Five years ago the crew began mapping the coast's natural treasures and collecting footage. Gaviota: The End of Southern California is the culmination of this meticulous study of the coast. The film leads us on an exploratory journey from winter to summer, spring to fall, from peak to valley and sea to sky. We meet breaching humpback whales, soaring red-tailed hawks, and elusive mountain lions. Gaviota: The End of Southern California inspires and challenges us to protect our natural heritage before it is lost forever.