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Running Time: 28 minutes
Nancy Brink, Rick Jaffe
"Spectacular scenery is matched by an intriguing story of water wars and Fenvironmental action.
Engaging...documentary filmmaking that combines art and purpose."
- Prof. John Walton, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
"The Water Cycle will be a valuable addition
to any educational film library. It can be used in any course
that considers resource conflicts or political involvement...The
science...is effectively presented and well-documented."
- Katharine Widmer, Science Teacher & National
- Gold Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival
- Finalist, Birmingham Int'l Educational Film Festival
The Water Cycle focuses on Mono Lake, one million years-old and the oldest continually
existing lake in North America. Since 1941, much of the lake's water has been diverted to Los Angeles,
over 300 miles to the south.
As part of a two-decade-long campaign to
save the lake, committed bicyclists make a six-day pilgrimage
from L.A. every summer. The history of water wars, underlying
issues of resource use, development, and individual action
are all examined. Study guide included.