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Black’s Beach: San Diego, California - The Documentary

Stream now or tune in Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Director of Photography Alan C. McLaughlin lines up a shot from Torrey Pines ...

Credit: Courtesy of Chris Boyd

Above: Director of Photography Alan C. McLaughlin lines up a shot from Torrey Pines State Reserve. "Black’s Beach: San Diego, California" is the first recorded production in Torrey Pines State Reserve to use 35mm film cameras.

Get a view of Black's Beach as it has never been seen before.—

An exploration of San Diego's most important beach, this feature documentary, "Black's Beach: San Diego, California," combines a variety of stunning photography, including 35mm film and underwater video.

The history of the beach, and the many different ways in which people enjoy it today, is told through the voices of nearly two-dozen local residents: surfers and scientists, nudists and hang gliders, hikers and lifeguards, all of whom love Black's for different reasons.

This film is the story of a precious part of San Diego that is worth protecting, and presents a collection of experiences that make the beach a special piece of California coastline.

Related: Listen to a KPBS Midday Edition interview with Chris Boyd

Photo credit: Courtesy of Chris Boyd

Seagulls fly low along Black’s Beach. San Diego, Calif.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Chris Boyd

An aerial view of Black’s Beach from Keystone Rock, looking south. San Diego, Calif.

Black's Beach San Diego, California

An exploration of San Diego's most important beach, this feature documentary combines a variety of stunning photography, including 35mm film and underwater video, to give a view of Black's Beach as it has never been seen before.

Producer/ Director is Chris Boyd.

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