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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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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 ...
Siddharaj Dhadda ...
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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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,644, 24 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$142,569, 11 December 2008
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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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A must see
11 November 2008 | by 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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