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Films

Films to show at house parties or in local libraries.   These films can be ordered at amazon.com, bullfrogfilms.com, ironwood films, netflix, and at the film website. Go to YouTube and enter the film title in the search box and find good excerpts or interviews with the Director/Producers.

 

Blue Gold: World Water Wars – Got Water?   2008. 90 minutes

Executive Producer Mark Achbar and filmmaker Sam Bozzo. When the global demand for water exceeds the renewable supply. Water is a basic human right, the right to survive. “Blue Gold” reports on various powers trying to take control of the public’s water for profit and control. These powers fail to realize that people will not allow their water to be taken. People fight, because they must – for their life. http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/

 

Flow: For Love of Water  2008, 84 minutes

Producer Steven Starr and Director Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what is said to be the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century- the World Water Crisis  http://www.flowthefilm.com/ . On December 10, 2008, FLOW was screed at the United Nations as part of the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. Watch http://flowattheun.blip.tv/

 

Tapped: the Movie  2009, 1 hour -16 minutes

Produced and Directed by Stephanie Soechtig

The film explores the big business of bottled water to reveal the economics and impact of the bottled water business, and highlights local citizen campaigns to protect their communities and the environment.  http://www.tappedthemovie.com/

 

The Water Front  2007, 53 minutes 

A portrait of the fight for water rights in Highland Park, Michigan, a post-industrial city on the brink of financial collapse. Despite the fact that the town has a direct water intake to the Great Lakes basin, and what was once the largest water plant in the world, residents of Highland have received water bills as high as $10,000, and many have had their water turned off and homes foreclosed. The film presents a community in crisis, but it also presents the powerful enactment of local participation to solve the problems of our times.  waterfrontmovie.com/

 

Thirst: The Movie  2004, 62 minutes

Produced and Directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman

Is water part of the commons,” a human right? This movie highlights water justice struggles in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Stockton, California and the global water activists who came together at the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto, Japan in March 2003.  See also new Special Edition DVD with new features www.thirstthemovie.org

 

Water on the Table – A portrait of international water activist Maude Barlow  2011, 79 minutes

Directed and Produced by Liz Marshall.There is also a 56 minutes version

It addresses Barlow’s crusade to have water declared an international human right, protected from the free market, and it features four debates with her critics – policy and economic experts who argue water is no different than any other resource, and that the best way to protect freshwater is to privatize it. Highlights the debate over whether water is a commercial good or a human right. www.wateronthetable.com

 

Running Dry 2009, 82 minutes

Produced and directed by Jim Thebaut. Narrated by award-winning actress, Jane Seymour, this is a wake-up call about the global water crisis told through compelling images and stories, bringing home the fact that water, unlike oil, isn’t just important, it’s impossible to live without. www.runningdry.org

 

The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?  2009, 71 minutes

Produced and directed by Jim Thebaut. The second in the Running Dry series, based on the book by former Senator Paul Simon, “Tapped Out: the Coming World Crisis in Water and What We Can Do About It,” this film offers a definitive look at how the American Southwest is affected by diminishing water supplies. A review of water problems in the Southwest and the effect on agriculture and people, from Las Vegas to Palm Springs, to the San Joaquin Valley of California. www.runningdry.org/americansouthwest/america.html