Celebrate World Water Day
How will water shortages affect us all?
Emcee: Dr. Stephen Scharper
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Shadow of Drought: Southern California's Looming Water Crisis
USA | 2017 | 42 min
While California recovers from the worst drought in state history, a myriad of impacts resulting from climate change threaten Southern California’s imported water supply. As a shadow of drought hangs over the region, this documentary explores the dire consequences of inaction that lie ahead.
Where the Water Runs
USA | 2017 | 25 min
This is the story of Nasir (28), a disingenuous water distribution operative and truck driver working for the Los Angeles department of water and power during the worst drought in L.A. history. On the brink of a promotion, Nasir learns of a plot spearheaded by his sister to take revolutionary action against the possible privatization of the city’s dwindling water resources. Nasir, who has adopted a blind eye approach to the company’s corruptions, must choose whether his individual survival is more important than that of his entire community.
IRAN | 2016 | 35 min
Since Lake Hamoun has gone dry, numerous environmental and social problems have appeared in Sistan region. Poverty, emigration, and the extinction of traditional and local jobs have been the result of the drying of Lake Hamoun in the southeast of Iran in Sistan.
Q & A discussion to follow the screenings.
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