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Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetch to San Francisco Bay

  • April 17, 2021
  • 8:00 PM (EDT)

"Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay," a KQED documentary, tells the fascinating and troubled history of our water supply and how the battles over rights continue today.

The independent 60-minute film is produced/directed/ and co-written by Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Jim Yager. Interviewees include: Writer/journalist Gary Kamiya; Historian Robert Cherny; Author Gray Brechin; San Diego State University Environmental, Political, and Urban Historian Sarah Elkind; Peter Gleick from the Pacific Institute, Peter Drekmeier from The Tuolumne River Trust, Sejal Choksi-Chugh from San Francisco BayKeeper, Harlan L Kelly and Steve Ritchie from the SF Public Utilities Commission, and 91-year old Neil Fahy who was with his parents at the inaugural ceremony at Pulgas Water Temple on October 24th, 1934 when the waters from Hetch Hetchy first arrived in San Francisco taps.

This film will be available for screening from April 17 through April 25 (no specific times) at:

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