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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 »

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Samuel Vartek (as Sam Bozzo)

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Maude Barlow (book), Tony Clarke (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Olson ... Himself - Environmental Attorney
Tony Clarke ... Himself - Author
Maude Barlow ... Herself - Author
Octavio Rosas Lando ... Himself - CASIFOP
Eduardo Hernando Halez ... Himself - Mexico City Water Works Union
Robert Glennon ... Himself - Author
Ryan Schwebach ... Himself - New Mexico Farmer
Michael Kravcik ... Himself
Vandana Shiva ... Herself - Author
Peter Warshall ... Himself (as Dr. Peter Warshall)
Helen Sarakinos ... Herself
Wenonah Hauter ... Herself
Kyang Hae Lee Kyang Hae Lee ... Himself (archive footage)
Clair Muller ... Herself - Atlanta City Council
Oliver Hoedmann Oliver Hoedmann ... Himself
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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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It's not the money. It's the power. See more »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Gold: Life for Sale See more »

Filming Locations:

Brazil See more »

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Purple Turtle Films See more »
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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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The Most Important Movie You'll Ever See
7 April 2009 | by dallasbancroftSee all my reviews

I had the privilege of seeing this film and I was blown away. The subject matter is of grave importance--water is life, without it life can't exist. This film maker knows how to tell a story and make what could be a dry story (no pun intended) into a compelling and motivating one. Malcolm McDowell is also to be commended. His voice lends credence to any subject but water or the lack thereof is a scary one and will have to be confronted sooner or later. I hope later, but after you see this film, you're not so convinced that the future isn't here already. Highly recommended and even more, I think it should be shown in every school in America, if not the world. Bravo Mr. Bozzo.


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