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The Impact of Water: What Happens When There's Not Enough?

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 506 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y3 Canada (map)

Celebrate World Water Day

How will water shortages affect us all?

Shadow of Drought: Southern California’s Looming Water Crisis | USA
Where the Water Runs | USA
Once Hamoun | IRAN

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Emcee: Dr. Stephen Scharper
Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Shadow of Drought: Southern California's Looming Water Crisis
Bill Wisneski
USA | 2017 | 42 min
International Premiere

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
Dubois Ashong
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.

Once Hamoun
Mohammad Ehsani
IRAN | 2016 | 35 min
Canadian Premiere

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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