STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

In Focus Film Festival coming to Chico

"California Water Stories" is the focus of the third annual In Focus Film Festival in Chico on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Posted: Nov 8, 2019 4:28 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2019 4:33 PM

CHICO, Calif. -  "California Water Stories" is the focus of the third annual In Focus Film Festival in Chico on Sunday, November 10, 2019. It's presented by the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology at CSU, Chico in partnership with the university's Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA).

Three films will be screened that were directed by CSUC Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Jesse Dizard and produced by the Emmy Award-winning ALVA. 

Here is the Film Festival schedule

3:00 p.m.  "Stolen Paradise". The stark landscape of the Eastern Sierras, Mono Lake, and Owens Dry Lake illustrate the consequences of efforts in the early 20th century to move water from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles.

3:45 p.m.  "Muerte Silenciosa". Follow the life of Central California agricultural laborer Consuelo, who describes her difficulties making ends meet and caring for her newborn without safe, clean drinking water.

4:30 p.m.  "Treading Water'.  Explore water scarcity issues of our local community through the lens of local Indigenous groups, water activists, commercial fishermen, farmers, politicians, and others.

5:00-5:20 Break

5:20-6:00 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Todd Greene, CSU Chico Chair of Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences.

Panel Participants:

Ali Meders-Knight, Mechoopda activist and artist.

Jim Brobeck of Aqualliance.

Dr. Jeffery C. Davids Assistant Professor Civil Engineering Department, CSU, Chico.

Maggie Scarpa, City of Chico Civic Spark Fellow.

Chico Natural Foods will be selling small plate appetizers and Kombucha and the Chico Women's Club will offer a no-host bar.

There will also be information tables set up by the Butte Environmental Council, AS Sustainability, Altacal Audubon, Certified Neighborhood Habitats and the City of Chico Sustainability Task Force.

The event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. The Chico Women's Club is located at 592 E. 3rd Street. 

For more information about the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology click here

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1171802

Reported Deaths: 19025
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3832757580
San Bernardino884691129
Riverside850771434
San Diego75307988
Orange731521559
Kern39990448
Fresno37349477
Sacramento35739566
Santa Clara32454476
Alameda28378502
San Joaquin25675502
Contra Costa23381260
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20550308
Ventura18914175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco15053160
Monterey14695116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11846157
Merced11537179
Santa Barbara11205135
Kings1044087
Solano1003681
Marin7628129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo595635
Shasta460147
Yolo456174
Santa Cruz420228
Butte385359
Sutter314415
Napa294517
El Dorado21544
Yuba198110
San Benito181316
Lassen17733
Tehama158725
Mendocino148522
Nevada11839
Tuolumne9088
Glenn8918
Lake88619
Humboldt8199
Colusa6946
Siskiyou6242
Mono5243
Amador48416
Calaveras47522
Del Norte3131
Inyo29016
Plumas2050
Trinity1390
Mariposa1262
Modoc1220
Alpine470
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 51°
Paradise
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 54°
Chester
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 33°
Red Bluff
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 45°
Willows
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
The final Friday of November was a beautiful one for northern California with plentiful sunshine, warmer than average temperatures and weaker wind. We can expect plenty of sunshine and continued mild weather this weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events