Pistachio Wars

Rowan Wernham, Yasha Levine
/ New Zealand, United States
/ 2024
/ 75 mins
/ English
World Premiere

A road trip into the dark heart of the American Dream.
Journalist Yasha Levine follows a lead on a water sale between a farmer and a small desert town and discovers a hidden side to California's healthy snack industry. 

At the centre of the story are the Resnicks, billionaires with the flashiest mansion in Beverly Hills and a monopoly on the pistachio trade. They've taken control of California's water: draining rivers, building plantations in the middle of a desert, leaving a trail of environmental collapse. Towns ravaged by drought, farms built on oil fields, mass extinction, a water heist straight from the plot of Chinatown, and… war with Iran? 

with director Rowan Wernham following the screening on
* 22 June, 6:00 pm, at Hoyts EntX

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Film Info

Director: Rowan Wernham, Yasha Levine
Producer: Rowan Wernham
Country: New Zealand, United States
Language: English
Year: 2024
Duration: 75 mins
Category: In Truth We Trust

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