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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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Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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 ...
Himself
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
Wenonah Hauter ...
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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15 December 2011 (Croatia)  »

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Flow - Wasser ist Leben  »

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Jim Olson - Environmental Attorney: What we did was, we said let's go back in time and look at who owned the water 1000 years ago in Rome
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Jim Olson - Environmental Attorney: and how has the civil law in Europe and other cultures handled this question of water ownership and use. And what we found was that water has always had a public aspect to it. Water has always been considered not owned by anybody. Today we think, well, isn't that profound. It's not profound at all. It's just common sense. You look at the sun; do you own the sun? Water is this transient ...
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19 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at IDA- Doc week. What a gem. This is not just important environmentally, but it is important culturally and socially. Not to mention it is highly entertaining. There is actually a funny segment taken from Penn and Teller's BS show. You can see the bit on U Tube, Penn and Teller "Water Bottles". When the film shows how the poorest communities around the world are really affected by the united states water bottle consumption. I have stopped buying any water bottles since I saw this film. There is a website one can sign a petition as well, which one can sign the petition to add a 31st article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establishing access to clean water as a fundamental human right.


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