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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Steven Starr; Irena Salina; Pablo De Selva; Christophe Julien; Neal Usatin; Group Entertainment (Firm); Oscilloscope Pictures.
|Language Note:||In English with optional English subtitles.|
|Notes:||"Producer, Neal Usatin"--Back of container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: optional audio commentary by Salina & Dixon; 3 deleted scenes; 5 expanded interviews (with Maude Barlow, Jean Luc Touly, Vandana Shiva, Oscar Olivera, Basil Bold); 2 activism featurettes; excerpt from "City water supply" (1941); excerpt from "Water" (1953); trailer.
|Credits:||Cinematography by Pablo de Selva, Irena Salina ; editors, Caitlin Dixon, Madeleine Gavin, Andrew Mondshein ; music by Christophe Julien.|
|Performer(s):||Commentary by Maude Barlow (author, Blue Gold), Paul Schwartz (National Policy Coordinator, Clean Water Action), Erik D. Olson (fromer senior attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council), Jim Olson (environmental attorney), William E. Marks (author, The holy order of water), Vandana Shiva (physicist, environmental activist), Tyrone Hayes (biologist, University of California, Berkeley), Marcela Olivera (Bolivian activist), Julian Perez (Federation of Neighborhoods, El Alto), Jim Schultz (founder, Democracy Center, Bolivia), Oscar Olivera (Leader of 2000 Cochabamba "Water Wars"), David Hemson (research director, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa), Michel Camdessus (former director, International Monetary Fund), Ashwin Desai (author, We are the poors), Jean-Luc Touly (former 30 year accountant, Vivendi/Veolia Corp.), Fatima Meer (Nelson Mandela's biographer), Ashok Gadgil (senior staff scientist, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory), Peter H. Gleick (co-founder and president, Pacific Institute), Patrick McCully (executive director, International Rivers Network), Basil Bold (managing director, Invensys Metering Systems), James Wolfensohn (former World Bank president), Holly Wren Spaulding (journalist), Terry Swier (president, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation), Siddharaj Dhadda (Gandhian leader), Shripad Dharmadhikary (Manthan Resource Center, India), and others.|
|Awards:||Official selection, 2008 Sundance Film Festival.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD ; NTSC ; all regions ; Dolby 5.1 surround or Dolby stereo. ; anamorphic widescreen format (1:78:1).|
|Contents:||Water crisis --
United States : pollutants in water supply --
Agricultural water use --
Bolivia : Water privatization --
South Africa : pay per use --
South Africa : reconnecting the pipes --
We are the operators --
India : UV infiltration --
Water shortage becomes corporate opportunity --
Bottled water --
The water barons --
Dams : altering ecosystems --
Katse Dam, Lesotho --
World Bank dam projects --
India's water harvesting --
Michigan citizens take Nestlé to court --
Chief Seattle, 1854 --
Plachimada, India : protest against Coca-Cola --
Fighting privatization --
People unite --
For love of water
Flow, how did a handful of corporations steal our water?
|Responsibility:||a Steven Starr production ; in association with The Group Entertainment ; directed by Irena Salina.|
"Builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis ... begging the question: Can anyone really own water?"--Container.
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(EMRO user published 2009-06-30 )
Do you take fresh drinking water for granted? It seems many of us do. We expect to simply turn on the tap for a supply of clean water or pick up bottled water for drinking. FLOW provides a sobering look at the state of our global water resources, the problem with deregulation of water utilities...
- Water-supply -- Moral and ethical aspects.
- Water utilities -- Deregulation.
- Bottled water industry -- Moral and ethical aspects.
- Water resources development.
- Privatization -- Moral and ethical aspects.
- Corporations -- Corrupt practices.
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