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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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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, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$142,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,569
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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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My Tears Started Flowing! Should Be Required Viewing Before Graduating College!
16 October 2008 | by liberalgemsSee all my reviews

It's not very often that tears start rolling down my cheeks while watching a political documentary! Flow was that moving! A film full of both the very best and the very worst humanity has to offer.

I'm an environmental activist and have been following global water issues for years. What makes Flow so absolutely wonderful is that it covers it all. It's like watching a prosecutor make an indictment: needless water contamination by some rather nasty chemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides and pharmaceuticals; harm caused by World Bank & IMF policies; gross abuses of human rights by smug transnational water corporations throughout the world, including the USA; harm caused by damming many of the world's largest rivers; preventable diseases and deaths caused by polluted water, such a cholera; hormonal changes in fish and amphibians.

On the other hand you see some incredibly brave people stand up to these mind-boggling abuses of power. Even an extremely elderly disciple of Mahatma Gandhi teaches the next generation of activists how to be effective. Plenty of brilliant and appropriate, low-technology solutions are shown. It does not take huge transnational corporations to assure the delivery of safe drinking water, which is (pardon the pun) made crystal clear!

Flow is one of the most outstanding documentaries I have had the privilege to watch in my entire life! My hat's off to all those who made this magnificent film possible!


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