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Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

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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.

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Irena Salina, Dan Berger
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Credited cast:
Bill Alexander Bill Alexander ... Himself - Thames Water
Maude Barlow ... Herself - Author, Blue Gold
Basil Bold Basil Bold ... Himself - Managing Director, Invensys Metering Systems
Shelly Brime Shelly Brime ... Herself
Anthony Burgmans Anthony Burgmans ... Himself
Kent Butler Kent Butler ... Himself - University of Texas (as Dr. Kent Butler)
Michel Camdessus Michel Camdessus ... Himself - Former Director, International Monetary Fund
Charles-Louis de Maud'huy Charles-Louis de Maud'huy ... Himself - Vivendi Environmentalist
Ashwin Desai Ashwin Desai ... Himself - Author, We are the Poor
Siddharaj Dhadda Siddharaj Dhadda ... Himself - Gandhian Leader
Shripad Dharmadhikary Shripad Dharmadhikary ... Himself
Antoine Frerot Antoine Frerot ... Himself - Vivendi Water
Ashok Gadgil Ashok Gadgil ... Himself - Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peter H. Gleick Peter H. Gleick ... Himself - Co-Founder and President, Pacific Institute
Wenonah Hauter ... Herself - Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
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Water is the very essence of life. It sustains every living being on this planet and without it, there would be nothing. Literally. In her film FLOW: For Love Of Water, director Irena Salina sounds the alarm: our life- giving water is a resource in peril across the planet. The film highlights the local intimacies of a global crisis: African struggle plumbers reconnecting shanty town water pipes under cover of darkness to ensure a community Written by Anonymous

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How did a handful of corporations steal our water?

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USA

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English

Release Date:

15 December 2011 (Croatia) See more »

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Bolivia See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,644, 24 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$142,569, 11 December 2008
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David Hemson - Research Director, Human Sciences Research Council, South America: 'Cost recovery' is our new bible that we have in South Africa. That everybody must pay for what service you get. And for rich people, that's obviously not a problem. But, when it comes to the really poor, you wouldn't believe it, but five rand, which is less than a dollar, is a lot of money for a rural community. So you find that the poorest of the poor, they're only taking one bucket, but if you work out how much they've paid for that bucket, it's actually more than a richer person would have ...
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For the love of water
21 June 2010 | by razmatazernSee all my reviews

Flow made me pretty angry at big businesses and the few corporations that have control over most of the water industry. It especially got me angry during the parts about the poor areas that don't get water flow just because the big businesses are greedy and think everybody should have to pay for something that is completely natural and comes from the Earth. It boggles my mind that water is not as easily obtainable as it should be for everyone. Water is a necessity in life and should be easily accessible.

Any film that can work me up like "Flow: For the Love of Water" should be considered a good movie. Flow is very informative and interesting, and everybody should watch it to learn about the corporations that control our water. Also, the film is beautifully made and well-put together.


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