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Blue Gold: World Water Wars -- This award winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book BLUE GOLD: THE FIGHT TO STOP THE CORPORATE THEFT OF THE WORLD'S WATER by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water. Contains 30 minutes of bonus material, including deleted scenes and an interview with the filmmaker.
Blue Gold: World Water Wars -- International award-winning documentary based on the groundbreaking book, Executive Produced by Mark Achbar (“The Corporation”) and Si Litvinoff (“The Man Who Fell to Earth”), and narrated by Malcolm McDowell. Global warming is an issue of "how" we live, the water crisis is an issue of "if" we live.


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Sam Bozzo (narration)
Maude Barlow (book)
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16 January 2010 (Japan) See more »
It's not the money. It's the power. See more »
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Jim Olson ... Himself - Environmental Attorney
Tony Clarke ... Himself - Author
Maude Barlow ... Herself - Author
Octavio Rosas Lando ... Himself - CASIFOP
Eduardo Hernando Halez ... Himself - Mexico City Water Works Union
Robert Glennon ... Himself - Author
Ryan Schwebach ... Himself - New Mexico Farmer
Michael Kravcik ... Himself

Vandana Shiva ... Herself - Author
Peter Warshall ... Himself (as Dr. Peter Warshall)
Helen Sarakinos ... Herself
Wenonah Hauter ... Herself
Kyang Hae Lee ... Himself (archive footage)
Clair Muller ... Herself - Atlanta City Council
Oliver Hoedmann ... Himself
Raymond Aurillier ... Himself
Harry Ott ... Himself
Daniel Vermeer ... Himself
Wangari Maathai ... Himself (as Dr. Wangari Muta Maathi)
Jack Simes ... Himself
Jon Steinhaus ... Himself
Terry Swier ... Herself
Chris Swier ... Himself
Peggy Schwebach ... Herself - New Mexico Farmer
Al-Hassan Adam ... Himself
Virginia Setshed ... Herself
Ryan Hreljac ... Himself
Nancy Prest ... Herself - Teacher
George Morara Ugendi ... Himself (as Dr. George Morara Ugendi)
Dr. Rosinha ... Himself - Brazilian Congressman
Nelton Friedrich ... Himself
Merle H. Jensen ... Himself (as Dr. Merle H. Jensen)
Howard Dearborn ... Himself - Fryeburg, Maine
Noah Cottrell ... Himself - Michigan 3rd Grader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ric Davidge ... Himself
Andres Barreda Marin ... Himself

Malcolm McDowell ... Narrator
Danielle Mitterrand ... Herself
Oscar Olivera ... Himself

Directed by
Sam Bozzo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maude Barlow  book
Sam Bozzo  narration
Tony Clarke  book

Produced by
Mark Achbar .... executive producer
Sam Bozzo .... producer
Si Litvinoff .... executive producer
Original Music by
Thomas Aichinger 
Hannes Bertolini 
Cinematography by
Sam Bozzo 
Film Editing by
Sam Bozzo 
Costume Design by
Peiju Liao 
Art Department
Anne Coates .... poster design
Yoshi Marshall .... property master
Robert Myers .... sketch artist
Dan Park .... cgi lead
Sound Department
Brett Hinton .... re-recording mixer
Brooke Lowrey .... dialogue editor
Kevin Mann .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Sam Bozzo .... effects
Camera and Electrical Department
John Annerino .... additional photography
Hannes Bertolini .... second unit: photography
Danene Braitjwaite .... second unit: photography
Laurent Dastrevigne .... second unit: photography
Erick De Vasconcelos .... second unit: cinematographer
Fabio Qel Droma .... second unit: photography
Maj Fil .... additional photography
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky .... second unit: photography (as Noah Friedman-Rsudovsky)
Kristi Konotchick .... additional photography
Michael Kravcik .... additional photography
Alex Lugalia .... second unit: photography
Yoshi Marshall .... additional photography
Andrew Miles .... second unit: photography
George Ogendi .... second unit: photography
Dan Park .... second unit: photography
Karen Reuter .... second unit: photography
Kevin Sarnoff .... second unit: cinematographer
John Snyder .... additional photography
Susanne Wuest .... second unit: photography
Carol Zimmerman .... additional photography
Editorial Department
Matt Danciger .... colorist
Matt Danciger .... on-line editor
Michelle Mocarski .... assistant editor
Other crew
Ethan Bozzo .... scorpion wrangler
Benny Cheney .... additional footage
Michael Dana .... additional footage (as Mike Dana)
Ric Davidge .... additional footage
Bill Moore Kilgannon .... additional footage
Erika Kvartekova .... subtitle translator
Adrian Lamo .... investigator
Adrian Lamo .... security
Mario Lamo .... additional footage
Malcolm McDowell .... narrator
Michelle Mocarski .... subtitle translator
Blaine Stevenson .... additional footage
Gabrielle Tello .... subtitle translator
Deiana Vasileva .... subtitle translator
Mario Lamo .... researcher (uncredited)
Kari Bjorhus .... special thanks
David Boys .... special thanks
Vicky Cann .... special thanks
Carolyne Coffey .... special thanks
Debbie Cottrell .... special thanks
Maj Fil .... special thanks
Denise Fort .... special thanks
Franklin Frederick .... special thanks
Rhonda Huff .... special thanks
Annick Jeantet .... special thanks
Chiemi Karasawa .... special thanks
Jacquelyn Langberg .... special thanks
Kyung Hae Lee .... in memory of
Andres Barreda Marin .... special thanks
Patrick Roy Mooney .... special thanks
Anil Naidoo .... special thanks
Susan Peterson .... special thanks
Aldo Gonzales Rojas .... special thanks
Joan Thorpe Root .... in memory of
Judge Root .... special thanks
Hal Snyder .... special thanks
Henry Tidy .... special thanks
Janos Vargha .... special thanks

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Sam Bozzo won the camera he used to shoot this film when his short film Holiday on the Moon (1994) won the Film Festival. Kevin Spacey presented Sam the camera at the Toronto Film Festival and said "Go make another film". 'Blue Gold' is the result.See more »


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2 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Outlandish misrepresentation of facts, 14 April 2011
Author: hharman from United States

Pollution of our fresh water supplies and water rights are extremely important subjects and need to be presented factually and honestly in order to maintain credibility. The subjects are too important to be confused with misrepresentation, misleading, and inflammatory commentary designed to arouse public opinion, and establish the film makers as experts and crusaders in a cause which I have been a part of for more than 35 years.

I am a professional environmental engineer working within the Potable Water Industry for my entire life. I have never seen such misrepresentations mixed with just enough true facts for the expressed purpose of attempting to make the entire movie believable. This should be listed as "fiction" not a documentary.

Talk about conspiracy theorists. This movie ranks up there with those that think the Moon Landing was faked, your neighbor is a space alien, or that Elvis is still alive and living with Marilyn Monroe in Queens.

This is 90-minutes of my life I wish I could get back.

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