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In California's convoluted water system, water barons find ways to structure a state-engineered system to their own advantage. This examination shows how small farmers and everyday citizens are facing the drought and a new, debilitating water crisis.

Cast & Crew

Alex Gibney
Executive Producer
Lynne Kirby
Executive Producer
Ted Gesing
Producer
Samuel Painter
Cinematographer
Thorsten Thielow
Cinematographer
Aaron Yanes
Film Editor
Justin Melland
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  • Guided by the work of a handful of burr-like journalists, this dense and disturbing documentary dives into the regulatory quagmire of California water rights with more courage than hope.

    March 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • While the approach taken by filmmaker Marina Zenovich, who directed 2008's "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired," relies heavily on talking heads - Gov. Jerry Brown among them - she admittedly paints a compelling picture of timeless greed.

    March 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The history of California is written in water, and in the shady deals that allow a few to control it, director Marina Zenovich shows in her fact-packed documentary Water & Power: A California Heist.

    January 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Guided by the work of a handful of burr-like journalists, this dense and disturbing documentary dives into the regulatory quagmire of California water rights with more courage than hope.

    March 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • While the approach taken by filmmaker Marina Zenovich, who directed 2008's "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired," relies heavily on talking heads - Gov. Jerry Brown among them - she admittedly paints a compelling picture of timeless greed.

    March 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The history of California is written in water, and in the shady deals that allow a few to control it, director Marina Zenovich shows in her fact-packed documentary Water & Power: A California Heist.

    January 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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