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Bottled Life: Nestle's Business with Water (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Adventure, Drama | February 2012 (USA)
Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there's a company which has developed the art to perfection - Nestlé. This company dominates the global... See full summary »

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Urs Schnell

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Urs Schnell (screenplay), Res Gehriger (screenplay)
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Peter Brabeck Peter Brabeck ... Self
Res Gehriger Res Gehriger ... Self
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Hanspeter Müller Hanspeter Müller ... Narrator (voice) (as Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart)
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Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there's a company which has developed the art to perfection - Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water. Swiss journalist Res Gehringer has investigated this money-making phenomena. Nestlé refused to cooperate, on the pretext that it was "the wrong film at the wrong time". So Gehringer went on a journey of exploration, researching the story in the USA, Nigeria and Pakistan. His journey into the world of bottled water reveals the schemes and strategies of the most powerful food and beverage company on our planet. Written by Anonymous

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$8,390
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Sad commentary on human rights vs. corporate greed.
6 November 2013 | by irazSee all my reviews

I've seen a number of documentaries on this issue and it underlines how little these large worldwide corporations care about the lives they affect. This is an important documentary about an issue that is life and death for many people.

It actually deserves a slightly higher rating but there are no subtitles and even when an individual is not speaking English, no subtitles are provided. So quite a number of sections of the film are useless unless you happen to speak all the languages spoken in the film. Even many statements from the Nestles CEO are wasted in the film.

Nestles says its concerns are humanitarian, but as evidenced in the film, its only concern is money and making a profit. Once an area is dry, they move on to another area.


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