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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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Credited cast:
Bill Alexander ... Himself - Thames Water
... Herself - Author, Blue Gold
Basil Bold ... Himself - Managing Director, Invensys Metering Systems
Shelly Brime ... Herself
Anthony Burgmans ... Himself
Kent Butler ... Himself - University of Texas (as Dr. Kent Butler)
Michel Camdessus ... Himself - Former Director, International Monetary Fund
Charles-Louis de Maud'huy ... Himself - Vivendi Environmentalist
Ashwin Desai ... Himself - Author, We are the Poor
Siddharaj Dhadda ... Himself - Gandhian Leader
Shripad Dharmadhikary ... Himself
Antoine Frerot ... Himself - Vivendi Water
Ashok Gadgil ... Himself - Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peter H. Gleick ... Himself - Co-Founder and President, Pacific Institute
... 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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15 December 2011 (Croatia)  »

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Flow - Wasser ist Leben  »

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$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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A good example how corporatocracy works.
9 June 2009 | by See 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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