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Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

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Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.

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Bill Alexander ...
Himself - Thames Water
Maude Barlow ...
Herself - Author, Blue Gold
Basil Bold ...
Himself - Managing Director, Invensys Metering Systems
Shelly Brime ...
Herself
Anthony Burgmans ...
Himself
Kent Butler ...
Himself - University of Texas (as Dr. Kent Butler)
Michel Camdessus ...
Himself - Former Director, International Monetary Fund
Charles-Louis de Maud'huy ...
Himself - Vivendi Environmentalist
Ashwin Desai ...
Himself - Author, We are the Poor
Siddharaj Dhadda ...
Himself - Gandhian Leader
Shripad Dharmadhikary ...
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Antoine Frerot ...
Himself - Vivendi Water
Ashok Gadgil ...
Himself - Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peter H. Gleick ...
Himself - Co-Founder and President, Pacific Institute
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Herself - Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
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Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.

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How did a handful of corporations steal our water?

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Flow - Wasser ist Leben  »

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Himself - Former 30 Year Accountant Vivendi & Veolia Corp.: 70% of water worldwide is used by agriculture. 20% is used by industry. 10% by us. So it's because of agricultural and industrial users, that we need more and more water to grow things that should not grow in these places. And sure enough, to grow all of this, you need a lot of pesticides and chemicals. And sure enough, all those chemicals with water, in the earth... it's not a good marriage.
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A must see
11 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is as important, or maybe even more so, than any film you will see this year. While, most of us go to the theater to watch make-belief and whimsical movies, it's also nice once in a while to see films which touch us all as a human race. I see someone mentioned that this film is blatantly "one-sided" - well, it should be. Water is what we all need to LIVE, simple as that. When major corporations around the world start to get control of this natural resource: there is a problem. If a company can create a movie that can justify the other side of this issue, being the killing of young children through bad water in other places of the world then I'd love to see it. The movie was not "anti-capitalist" - it was "PRO-Human" and believe me, I'm no tree-hugger, in fact, I'm all business, all the time. But when business hurts innocent people...then there is a problem. This movie is about the growing issue of lack of water, an issue that will be growing in the next few years. A must see, in my humble opinion.


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