As the world’s water supply dwindles, communities from the United States to India are fighting to take public control of their water systems and defend their human right to safe, affordable and accessible water. Water is becoming the oil of the 21st century, according to experts around the world. Check out these inspiring films to learn more and see how you can help.
Nominated for a 2011 Oscar® for Best Documentary Feature.
Filmmaker Josh Fox grew up in the verdant woods of the Delaware River valley. In 2009, he learned his land was on top of the Marcellus Shale—a giant reservoir of natural gas that stretches across the Appalachians—and that he would be paid to lease his land for natural gas extraction.
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The Story Of Bottled Water
The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand. Click here to visit StoryOfStuff.org
Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.
From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.
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A ninety-minute documentary, tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems ‚Äî some in the ground for more than 100 years ‚Äî provide a
critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth. Largely out of sight and out of mind, these aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nation‚ history.
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The Water Front
So begins Liz Miller‚ captivating documentary, The Water Front, which follows one community‚ fight to retain public control of its water and keep this basic resource affordable for everyone.
Set in Highland Park, Michigan, The Water Front begins with the community‚ descent into a fiscal crisis after the once prevalent auto industry leaves town. Facing economic collapse, a financial consultant team is hired to pull the town out of crisis. The team turns to the town‚ water system as a source of economic recuperation. The result is exorbitant water bills in a community with few resources to meet the astonishing charges. The community goes from disbelief to activism and a small group of determined community leaders emerge – with help from Food & Water Watch — to defend their basic human right for affordable and accessible water.
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Flow For the Love of Water (full length movie)
Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis.
Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question “CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?”
Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.
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Throughout the world, our limited fresh water supply is being polluted, diverted, pumped, and wasted. Blue Gold follows numerous examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to local protests at grade schools. Watch the film and learn more about an issue nobody can afford to ignore.
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Multi-Pure’s Better Way To Water Video
A Better Way to Water looks at the most common drinking water problems and discusses the advantages of Multi-Pure’s superior carbon block filtration technology. You’ll learn why Multi-Pure Drinking Water Systems are the best choice for healthier, great-tasting water right from your tap. You’ll discover that Multi-Pure is The Better Way to Water!
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today, and much of this plastic has traveled from our hands to our oceans. The most important thing you can do is use less plastic. Join the Blue movement and sign the plastic pledge at SaveMyOceans.com.