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Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - An American Nile is part of an award-winning documentary series that depicts the use and misuse of water in the American West. Based on Marc Reisner's book, Cadillac Desert, the episode takes an in-depth look at the damming of the Colorado River and how it became the most "controlled, litigated, domesticated, regulated, and over-allocated river in the history of the world." The 60-minute program, which aired originally on PBS, is narrated by Alfre Woodard and includes modern shots of the river as well as archival footage. The other three volumes in the series are: Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - Mulholland's Dream, Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - The Mercy of Nature, and Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - Last Oasis. ~ Kathleen Wildasin, Rovi