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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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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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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 ...
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Referenced in 90210: Environmental Hazards (2009) See more »

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A good example how corporatocracy works.
9 June 2009 | by carsteniqSee all my reviews

This documentary is a good example, of so many, how our monetary system really operates and its consequences it generates. How wealth gets transfered from the poor to the rich and how short term profit results in long term destruction. How a small group of rich people decide the faith and future of so many people in this world. This is also better known as corporatocracy. I would have liked to see more from the scientific side to support some of the arguments of the movie especially in terms of technology used right now and the total consequence of it. Also a bit more evidence in total would have given this documentary more momentum. But, I must say most of this movie is well researched and it speaks for itself. Points are very clear made.


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