National Geographic documentary, “ Water & Power: A California Heist “
“ The hunger for water is never-ending ... there are too many people wanting a precious resource that people are trying to privatize — it’s happening everywhere. Water is being commodified — In light of the current political situation and the climate deniers, it’s all connected ” — film documentarian Marina Zenovich.
For now, an end to California’s historic drought may finally be in sight. At least on the surface, in a revealing new National Geographic documentary, “ Water & Power: A California Heist ” Marina Zenovich exposes decades of dirty dealings with water rights in California.
The National Geographic documentary “Water & Power” unleashes a geyser of facts about water rights. Film director Zenovich reports on the chilling effects that have unfolded since California’s public water resource was privatized. “ Almost all of this water is full of toxicity … there has always been a fight over the water. “ Environmental experts and everyday residents tell of instances of contaminated drinking water or no water at all. “ We don’t drink the water from here. We don’t even like it for the dishes. “
The film also looks to an uncertain future of what our global water markets may become. Many of us fear that water will become an increasing source of conflict worldwide. Zenovich looks at Enron-like markets that move water rights to the richest buyers, and speculates about how corporations ignore people over profits.
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