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Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - Mulholland's Dream is part one of a four-volume 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 documents Water Department chief William Mulholland's efforts to supply Los Angeles with water and illustrates the role of water in the history of the city. The 90-minute program, which aired originally on PBS, is narrated by Alfre Woodard and includes archival news footage, scenes from Chinatown, and interviews with historians. The other three volumes in the series are: Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - An American Nile, 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