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Flow: For Love of Water -- This award-winning documentary investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century: the world water crisis. Building a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply, the director focuses on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Flow: For Love of Water -- This is the theatrical trailer for FLOW, directed by Irena Salina.


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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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Himself - 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
Himself - 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...
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
My Tears Started Flowing! Should Be Required Viewing Before Graduating College!, 16 October 2008
Author: liberalgems from Baltimore, Maryland

It's not very often that tears start rolling down my cheeks while watching a political documentary! Flow was that moving! A film full of both the very best and the very worst humanity has to offer.

I'm an environmental activist and have been following global water issues for years. What makes Flow so absolutely wonderful is that it covers it all. It's like watching a prosecutor make an indictment: needless water contamination by some rather nasty chemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides and pharmaceuticals; harm caused by World Bank & IMF policies; gross abuses of human rights by smug transnational water corporations throughout the world, including the USA; harm caused by damming many of the world's largest rivers; preventable diseases and deaths caused by polluted water, such a cholera; hormonal changes in fish and amphibians.

On the other hand you see some incredibly brave people stand up to these mind-boggling abuses of power. Even an extremely elderly disciple of Mahatma Gandhi teaches the next generation of activists how to be effective. Plenty of brilliant and appropriate, low-technology solutions are shown. It does not take huge transnational corporations to assure the delivery of safe drinking water, which is (pardon the pun) made crystal clear!

Flow is one of the most outstanding documentaries I have had the privilege to watch in my entire life! My hat's off to all those who made this magnificent film possible!

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