Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation: Water & Power: A California Heist

Thu, January 4, 2018 | Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library, 1005 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Water & Power: A California Heist
Water & Power: A California Heist

Who controls and has access to our water? In WATER & POWER: A CALIFORNIA HEIST, filmkaker Marina Zenovich explores the high-level corruption behind California's long-standing water crisis. Featuring sweeping cinematography of California's harsh, dry landscape, this exposé peels back the layers of California's convoluted water structure in which small farmers and neighboring towns endure debilitating drought. WATER & POWER examines the human and environmental cost of the exploitation of California's resource. 

As of early 2017, more than three quarters of California was out of the drought, but it's water crisis is not over. As Jeremy Miller writes in The New Yorker, "one year of heavy precipitation, even a record-breaking one, will not undo the most serious repercussion of the drought: a severe deficit of groundwater."

Watch the trailer for WATER & POWER here

Join us on for a reception at 6:30pm. The screening will begin at 7pm, to be followed by a brief community conversation. 

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

Please join us for these upcoming film screenings, on the first Thursday of every month.  All screenings are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute and the Austin Public Library

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