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Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 January 2010 (Japan)
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 »

Director:

Samuel Vartek (as Sam Bozzo)

Writers:

Maude Barlow (book), Tony Clarke (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Olson ... Self - Environmental Attorney
Tony Clarke ... Self - Author
Maude Barlow ... Self - Author
Octavio Rosas Lando ... Self - CASIFOP
Eduardo Hernando Halez ... Self - Mexico City Water Works Union
Robert Glennon ... Self - Author
Ryan Schwebach ... Self - New Mexico Farmer
Michael Kravcik ... Self
Vandana Shiva ... Self - Author
Peter Warshall ... Self (as Dr. Peter Warshall)
Helen Sarakinos ... Self
Wenonah Hauter ... Self
Kyang Hae Lee Kyang Hae Lee ... Self (archive footage)
Clair Muller ... Self - Atlanta City Council
Oliver Hoedmann Oliver Hoedmann ... Self
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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 investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive? Written by Sam Bozzo

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Trivia

Samuel Vartek won the camera he used to shoot this film when his short film Holiday on the Moon (1994) won the TriggerStreet.com Film Festival. Kevin Spacey presented Sam the camera at the Toronto Film Festival and said "Go make another film". 'Blue Gold' is the result. See more »

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Wenonah Hauter: In the U.S., the largest amount of groundwater is being used for agriculture. And you really have to deal with agriculture to solve our water problems.
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Fantastic and Highly Recommended
9 October 2009 | by FrumpybooSee all my reviews

This is a brilliant documentation which reminds us of how valuable a commodity water is and how easily the western world takes it unwittingly for granted. The information contained in the video is detailed and very well presented. Some of the contents was scary especially the political side of this resource which quite frankly should be non-existent. Water is life and everyone on the face of this planet should have access to it. I believe this movie would do well in schools worldwide. More awareness needs to be made of our dwindling resource and also the exposure of how corporate giants and private collectives are trying to control and profiteer from an essential commodity. I would encourage everyone to purchase this movie in show of support for Sam Bozzo's excellent presentation. I'll definitely be looking out for more work from Bozzo in the future. 10/10!


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Language:

English

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16 January 2010 (Japan) See more »

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Blue Gold: Life for Sale See more »

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