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[02/16/17 - 09:01 AM]
National Geographic Announces Airdates for Feature Doc "Water & Power: A California Heist" and Limited Series "Parched," to Coincide with World Water Day
Following a limited theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles March 3, "Water & Power: A California Heist" will air globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages starting March 14 at 9:00/8:00c.







PARCHED (NGC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/21/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (3 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 4/4/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, February 2017) Today, more than 500 million people around the world lack access to clean drinking water. Global warming, drought, overconsumption, corporate greed, terrorism and political corruption have all contributed to a stark reality where fresh water is scarce, expensive and not a guaranteed human right. Coinciding with World Water Day (March 22), National Geographic has announced two new projects from Academy Award winner Alex Gibney ("Going Clear", "Taxi to the Dark Side") that will air throughout the month of March and shed light on critical issues bubbling up around the world and in our own backyards. First, following a successful debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, is the feature documentary Water & Power: A California Heist. Directed by Emmy award winner Marina Zenovich ("Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired") and executive produced by Gibney and Jigsaw Productions, the film unfolds like a real-life version of the 1974 film noir "Chinatown," as it peels back the layers of California's history of water manipulations. Following a limited theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles March 3, Water & Power: A California Heist will air globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages starting March 14 at 9/8c. Through candid interviews with award-winning journalists, local citizens, activists, state officials, environmental attorneys, farmers, investors, scientists and developers, Water & Power: A California Heist examines pivotal events that now jeopardize the state's groundwater reserves and explores one of the most urgent crises of our time: the privatization of a natural resource that is essential to our survival as a species. While recent rains have eased the drought across California, the ongoing drama of the groundwater story - impacted by decades of pumping - is only now coming to light. Then, beginning on Tuesday, March 21, at 9/8c, National Geographic and Jigsaw Productions present Parched, a three-part companion series narrated by Gibney that investigates water wars from West Virginia and Michigan to Syria and India. The series explores the corporate, political and social interests that are responsible for our water-limited future.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Gibney as EP
· Erica Sashin as EP
· Kevin Tao Mohs as EP (NGC)
· Lynne Kirby as EP
· Richard Perello as CO-EP
· Stacey Offman as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Jigsaw Productions