'Water & Power: A California Heist'
U.S. Documentary; 87 minutes.
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."
In the middle of a four-year drought, Zenovich goes to the towns of East Porterville and Lost Hills, amid the rich croplands of the San Joaquin Valley, where locals can't get clean tap water. However, in the corporate agribusinesses near those towns, there's plenty of water to grow almonds, pistachios and pomegranates.