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|Screening of "Thirst," A Film about WAter Privitization|
|Date||Friday June 18|
|Time||2:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
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3117 16th Street at Valencia
Is water part of a shared "commons," a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be bought and sold and traded in the global marketplace?
National Theatrical Premier of Thirst: A groundbreaking film that portrays the conflict between public stewardship of water and private profit
The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street at Valencia, San Francisco
Friday June 18 - Thursday June 24
6:15 pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm
weekend matinees 2:00 and 4:00 pm
Bay Area filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman will attend Fri., Sat. and Sunday showings at 6:15 and 8:00 for post screening discussions.
Guest speakers will be present at many showings. On Thurs., June 24 after the 6:15 and 8:00 showings Jim Schultz from the Democracy Center will give an update on the struggle against water privatization in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
THIRST tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the United States that are asking these fundamental questions, as water becomes the most valuable global resource of the 21st Century.
Global corporations are rapidly buying up local water supplies and privatizing water utilities in places like Stockton, CA. As communities suddenly lose control of their most precious resource, citizens and governments battle to reaffirm public stewardship and basic water rights.
This ground breaking film reveals how efforts by powerful corporations to commodify the world's water supplies have become a strong catalyst for community resistance to globalization.
A benefit for:
Public Citizen's Water for All
510 663 0888