As the world’s water supply dwindles, communities from the United States to India are fighting to take public control of their water systems and defend their human right to safe, affordable and accessible water. Water is becoming the oil of the 21st century, according to experts around the world. Check out one of these inspiring films to learn more and see how you can help.
ABOUT THE FILMS
“Throughout the world, our limited fresh water supply is being polluted, diverted, pumped, and wasted. Blue Gold follows numerous examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to local protests at grade schools. Watch the film and learn more about an issue nobody can afford to ignore.”
“Irena Salina’s film FLOW: For Love of Water is a comprehensive look at water issues around the world. Both moving and informative, FLOW shows us the struggles that communities from Michigan to India are undertaking to protect their most precious resource–water.”
“The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.”
“Liquid Assets, a ninety-minute documentary, tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems — some in the ground for more than 100 years — provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth.”
“Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.”
“Set in Highland Park, Michigan, The Water Front begins with the community’s descent into a fiscal crisis after the once prevalent auto industry leaves town. Facing economic collapse, a financial consultant team is hired to pull the town out of crisis. The team turns to the town’s water system as a source of economic recuperation.”
Gather a group of friends to see one of these inspiring documentaries. For help with hosting a screening, contact cleanwater(at)fwwatch(dot)org.