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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 ... Self - Thames Water
Maude Barlow ... Self - Author, Blue Gold
Basil Bold Basil Bold ... Self - Managing Director, Invensys Metering Systems
Shelly Brime Shelly Brime ... Self
Anthony Burgmans Anthony Burgmans ... Self
Kent Butler Kent Butler ... Self - University of Texas (as Dr. Kent Butler)
Michel Camdessus Michel Camdessus ... Self - Former Director, International Monetary Fund
Charles-Louis de Maud'huy Charles-Louis de Maud'huy ... Self - Vivendi Environmentalist
Ashwin Desai Ashwin Desai ... Self - Author, We are the Poor
Siddharaj Dhadda Siddharaj Dhadda ... Self - Gandhian Leader
Shripad Dharmadhikary Shripad Dharmadhikary ... Self
Antoine Frerot Antoine Frerot ... Self - Vivendi Water
Ashok Gadgil Ashok Gadgil ... Self - Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peter H. Gleick ... Self - Co-Founder and President, Pacific Institute
Wenonah Hauter ... Self - 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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Jim Olson - 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
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Jim Olson - 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, isn't that profound. It's not profound at all. It's just common sense. You look at the sun; do you own the sun? Water is this transient gift...
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Water Wars
12 February 2008 | by umailehteshamSee all my reviews

Amazing documentary on the subject of water privatization around the globe screened at the 10th Mumbai International film festival India-2008

Hat's off to the Director Irena Salena for her brave attempt which took her five years to complete this wonderful film. I do believe this is a film that should be shone, in schools across the the entire globe.

This film widens the vision you have of the conflict, by letting us see it through the eyes of the poor, innocent and affected people of the world.

I also want to congratulate the director for making such an impact on award ceremonies world wide & winning the International jury award in the International Competition section at the 10th m.i.f.f India 2008.

Keep it up Irena & best of luck for your future projects.

Ehteshamuddin-Karachi,Pakistan 12-02-08


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Release Date:

15 December 2011 (Croatia) See more »

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Flow See more »

Filming Locations:

Bolivia See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,644, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$142,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,569
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