|Film: FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER + Panel Discussion|
|Date||Sunday November 16|
|Time||3:30 PM - 6:00 PM|
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|Castro Theater 429 Castro Street (at Market St.) San Francisco, CA 94114|
|Organizer/Author||SF International South Asian Film Festival|
SF International South Asian Film Festival presents
FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATERSunday, November 16, 3:30pm
Castro Theater, San Francisco
Director: Irene Salina
Country/Year: US, 2007
Running Time: 93 mins
Panel discussion following film
India, Bolivia, Canada, France, South Africa, and the United States -- different countries, same problem: the world's primary resource is being hijacked by corporate greed. In this inspiring and visually stunning film, Salina travels across the world, documenting how dedicated activists are challenging the Goliaths, and offering creative, sustainable solutions from the ground-up. In India, Salina talks to grassroots activists, including Vandana Shiva and 'the waterman of India' Shri Rajendra Singh. The film threads back and forth between the different countries to create a truly global tapestry of voices, all championing the sustainable use of water and its preservation as a basic human right.
From the filmmaker's website:
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.
For ticket info: http://www.thirdi.org/festival/index.htm.