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15 December 2011 (Croatia) See more »
How did a handful of corporations steal our water?
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. | Add synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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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 ... 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
Tyrone Hayes ... Himself - Biologist, University of California, Berkeley
David Hemson ... Himself - Research Director, Human Sciences Research Council, South America

Pamela Hill ... Herself - Bottled Water Restaurant Patron

William Joseph Hill ... Himself - Bottled Water Restaurant Patron

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Magician (archive footage)
Ronnie Kasrils ... Himself - Former Minster of Water Affairs and Forestry, South Africa
Gigi Kellett ... Herself - Corporate Accountability International
Néstor Kirchner ... Himself - President of Argentina (archive footage)
Jean Luc-Touly ... Himself - Former 30 Year Accountant Vivendi & Veolia Corp.
Anna Debwese Mape ... Herself - Former Lesotho Farmer

William E. Marks ... Himself - Author, The Holy Order of Water
Patrick McCully ... Himself - Executive Director, International Rivers Network
Fatima Meer ... Herself - Nelson Mandela's Biographer
Gerard Mestrallet ... Himself - CEO, Suez
Bob Nameng ... Himself - Teacher, Soweto Kliptown Youth
Sunita Narain ... Herself
Marcela Olivera ... Herself - Bolizian Activist
Oscar Olivera ... Himself - Leader of 2000 Cochabamba Water Wars
Erik D. Olson ... Himself - Former Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
Jim Olson ... Himself - Environmental Attorney
Rod Parsley ... Himself - Terrapin Asset Management
Medha Patkar ... Herself - Anti-Dam Activist
Gérard Payen ... Himself - Suez Water
Julian Perez ... Himself - Federation of Neighborhoods, El Alto
T. Boone Pickens ... Himself - Entrepreneur
Mary Anne Rennet ... Herself - Store Owner
Paul Schwartz ... Himself - National Policy Coordinator, Clean Water Action

Vandana Shiva ... Herself - Physicist & Environmental Activist
Jim Shultz ... Himself - Founder, Democracy Center, Bolivia
Rajendra Singh ... Himself - Indian Activist
Holly Wren Spaulding ... Herself - Journalist
Achim Steiner ... Himself
Terry Swier ... Herself - President, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation

Teller ... Himself - Magician (archive footage)
James Wolfensohn ... Himself - Former World Bank President (archive footage)

Directed by
Irena Salina 
Produced by
Caroleen Feeney .... executive producer
Augusta Brown Holland .... executive producer
Gill Holland .... co-producer
Lee Jaffe .... executive producer
Brent Meikle .... executive producer
Cornalia Meikle .... executive producer
Hadley Meikle .... executive producer
Stephen Nemeth .... executive producer
Matthew Parker .... associate producer
Steven Starr .... producer
Stella Thomas .... line producer: Brazil
Stella Thomas .... line producer: India
Yvette Tomlinson .... co-producer
Original Music by
Christophe Julien 
Cinematography by
Pablo de Selva 
Irena Salina 
Film Editing by
Caitlin Dixon 
Madeleine Gavin 
Andrew Mondshein 
Production Management
Brian Glazer .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Andre Von Morisse .... illustrator
Sound Department
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
James David Redding III .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Ajoy Mani .... additional graphics
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Cusack O'Connell .... additional camerawork
Editorial Department
Anne Fratto .... assistant editor
David Gauff .... online editor
Lucjan Gorczynski .... assistant editor
Luis Ortiz Guillen .... editorial assistant
Jason Schneider .... assistant editor
Jane Tolmachyov .... colorist
Music Department
Roland Bochot .... music preparation
Justin Gerrish .... assistant music engineer
Scott Healy .... music producer
John P. Hopkins .... music engineer
Lisa Merlo .... music clearance
Transportation Department
Mr. Paplu .... driver: India
Other crew
Margo Ahlquist .... additional archival researcher
Chris Cliadakis .... archival footage researcher
Prashanti Duta .... translator: Hindi
Marcello Fiorini .... production coordinator: Brazil
Sylvain Gauthier .... translator: French
Kate Hipp .... production assistant
Kate Hipp .... transcriber
Kunio Kadowaki .... production coordinator: Japan
Ron Sithemble Kunene .... translator: Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho
Claudia Lopez .... production coordinator: Bolivia
Lawrence Ntimbane .... translator: Lesotho
Matt Olson .... researcher: Japan
Samantha .... transcriber
Susan Schweitzzer .... translator: Spanish
Elham Shabahat .... translator: Hindi
Saalim Shaikh .... production coordinator: India
Aaron Sherman .... transcriber
Nirvana Singh .... production coordinator: South Africa
Holly Wren Spaulding .... consultant: South Africa
Sudha Suryadevara .... translator: Telugu
Jacob Lenka Thamae .... consultant: TRC
Yvette Tomlinson .... production coordinator: South Africa
Rebecca Atwood .... thanks
Carly Hugo .... thanks
Kyle Luker .... thanks
Eve Pomerance .... special thanks

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Eye-opening documentary, 14 December 2009
Author: pierrejcd from Canada

I wish everyone would see this movie. It has one simple thesis: there is a drive to privatize water. It supports its thesis with examples and details about those examples with interviews from experts, local people impacted, and even try to involve the companies that are attempting to privatize, with images, with maps,... It also provides easy solutions to the problem of providing water to the people who need it the most. There are a few arguments that are not supported (like the one on chemicals being absorbed through our skin and such,...) by one activist. The main CEOs of those companies refuse to respond to the allegations (because they know they cannot defend what they are doing, they avoid answering the questions). It is a pretty important documentary. One of the most important doc. I have seen in years. People who criticize this doc. on form are so lame. It is not supposed to be a Hollywood movie! I doubt they have the budgets to build ramps to allow smooth filming, for instance.

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