It's not the money. It's the power.
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|Andres Barreda Marin|
Written & Directed by Sam Bozzo
Variety - to premiere this weekend at the Vancouver Film Festival. Camera (color/B&W, DV), Bozzo; music, Hannes Bertolini, Thomas Aichinger; costume designer, Peiju Liao; sound, Brett Hinton; visual effects, Dan Park.
Based on the book 'Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water by Maude Barlow & Tony Clarke.
Premiered at the Vancouver Film Festival - 7:15pm Empire Granville 10/9/08
Executive produced by Si Litvinoff who sold the film right of A Clockwork Orange to Stanley Kubrick.
Played at the Planet in Focus Festival 10/22/08
Played at the Environmental Film Festival 3/22/09
In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth. Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain. Military control of water emerges and a new geo-political map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars. We follow numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. As Maude Barlow proclaims, “This is our revolution, this is our war”. A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity. Will we survive?
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