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february, 2020

sat01feb11:00 am12:30 pmFeaturedFilm and Panel Discussion - Paya: The Water Story of the Paiute11:00 am - 12:30 pm Huntington Park LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:American Indian Resource Center,Film,History,Resource Center


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Huntington Park Library

6518 Miles Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255

Event Details

Paya: The Water Story of the Paiute tells the untold story of America’s longest-lived water war between the Owens Valley Paiute and the City of Los Angeles. Paya documents the history of the Owens Valley Paiute who constructed and managed sixty square miles of intricate irrigation systems for millennia, long before Los Angeles diverted the Owens River through the Los Angeles Aqueduct, 220 miles across the Mojave Desert. Join us to see the film’s protagonists who will share their water stories and associated conflict. A panel discussion with the film cast will take place after the screening.

Best suited for Adults