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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
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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, 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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How did a handful of corporations steal our water?

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2011 (Croatia) See more »

Also Known As:

Flow - Wasser ist Leben 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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Siddharaj Dhadda - Gandhian Leader: In 1854, the American Indian chief of Seattle replies to an offer from the white government of the United States to "buy"
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Siddharaj Dhadda - Gandhian Leader: a large area of Indian land. How can you buy or sell the sky? The warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? You don't own them. Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people, every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every humming ...
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Everyone should see this
19 November 2008 | by buckslap5See all my reviews

I saw this at IDA- Doc week. What a gem. This is not just important environmentally, but it is important culturally and socially. Not to mention it is highly entertaining. There is actually a funny segment taken from Penn and Teller's BS show. You can see the bit on U Tube, Penn and Teller "Water Bottles". When the film shows how the poorest communities around the world are really affected by the united states water bottle consumption. I have stopped buying any water bottles since I saw this film. There is a website one can sign a petition as well, which one can sign the petition to add a 31st article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establishing access to clean water as a fundamental human right.


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