- It helps a lot if you take the time to view the whole SAS004 website to get a better understanding of what the class is about and how it is organized.
This Week's Movie Screening:
Required reading after watching the movie Chinatown and before the discussion section on the second Monday:
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 2019. “Shasta Dam & Reservoir Expansion Project General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)”
- See also the reading for your assigned stakeholder perspective.
Movie Log Canvas Assignment for Chinatown is due next Wednesday at 5:10 pm.
- No copying collaboration is allowed on this assignment, so be sure to submit your own answers in your own words.
Video Podcast: Water Scarcity
The 58-minute presentation related to the movie Chinatown is provided to you as an online streaming video podcast that you have to watch on your own. Click the play button below to begin watching. It is provided in 640 x 480 format and should be viewable on a computer, iOS device, or Android device. Look for the small play button in the bottom left of the video player window to start the streaming video.
If the streaming video player below does not work for you, then you can download the video to your computer and watch it thereafter by clicking on one of the links below. Given the size of these files and depending on the speed of your internet connection, it could take a long time to download, so one good option is to download them over night if you are using a slower connection. If you can watch it streaming, then you do not have to download a video file at all.
- 640 x 480 format that balances speed and quality. (556 MB file)
Related web links:
- Chinatown script
- Why Chinatown screenplay is considered excellent
- Rugged Individualism essay about Chinatown
- Perspective on white supremacy in Chinatown (notice: profane language used)
California's Water Wars
- Peripheral canal cartoon
- Water bags for San Diego?
- Klamath river crisis
- Owens valley land/water grab
U.S. Water Wars