Muerte Silenciosa Viewing and Discussion

In collaboration with CSU Chico Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology, KIXE PBS presents an online viewing and discussion of “Muerte Silenciosa, Silent Death.”
This film investigates the long-standing water crisis surrounding the use of chemicals in the agriculturally fertile San Joaquin Valley—and the environmental justice issues that emerge from a contaminated water supply.

“Muerte Silenciosa” is about the San Joaquin Valley, and how communities there are facing problems of water contamination. I chose these three separate regions because I think each one, though unique, illustrates much broader patterns that are common worldwide. Cities have extended their ‘water footprint’ far beyond their geographical limits; large scale agriculture has done the same; and the consequences of such changes in the land have proven to be disastrous for both our environment and people alike.” Says Jesse Dizard, the film’s Director, Jesse will be part of the chat discussion Thursday evening. Join the conversation at

Trailer here: Muerte Silenciosa

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