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Thourough, and plodding, survey of the world's most valuable resource - fresh water.

6/10
Author: CCharlesIC from United States
4 April 2013

This documentary travels to China, Greenland, India, Spain, Netherlands, Tibet, Norway, and the Nile river basin looking at how fresh water resources are used and often misused. "All civilizations have been shaped by the struggle to control water, ...because no one - absolutely no one - can escape the power of water." Hydro engineers often make plans with little regard for the plans being made in neighboring countries for that same resource. Showing dams, muddy wells, glorious waterfalls, and desalination plants this documentary had excellent cinematography showing the problems and hopeful solutions. Claiming that 1 in 4 persons on this planet live a place where water is scarce; this film asks the question "...will power over water bring with it political power?" Based on the work of Prof. Terje Tvedt, who is also the presenter.

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Well intentioned effort, but painfully awful to watch

1/10
Author: ck
30 January 2017

The content is very well intentioned, but do not watch this if you want actual formative novel thoughts about the world's water problems.

This low budget film/series is not worth over three hours of your life. Very drawn out, yet spastic at the same time. Interesting cinematography at times, but the host is obnoxious and mis-pronounces everything outside of Europe. Way too much buzz-word, technology-will-solve-all-problems, non-critical dog-pile.

Instead of traveling all over the place, which I'm sure was very fun for the creators, perhaps next time present less content and actually teach people facts and realism, not spastic crap.

Very hard pass if you know anything about the science. You will not learn a thing and it will make you angry

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