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|Free Documentary: FLOW: For Love of Water|
|Date||Saturday July 09|
|Time||1:30 PM - 4:00 PM|
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Niles Congregational Church
255 H Street @ 3rd
Fremont CA 94536
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary (Sundance, Mumbai, UN Association and Vail Festivals), investigates what many experts identify as one of the most important political and environmental issues of the 21st Century: the world water crisis, which is directly related to rapid climate change.
This film asks, "Can anyone really own the water on our blue planet?" With an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering water cartel, the film builds a powerful case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling supply of fresh water. It moves far beyond the well known example of Bechtel Corporation's disastrous attempt to privatize rainwater in Peru.
Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal a rapidly building crisis at both global and human scale, and the film points to the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab. 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—as if people, not profits, mattered most.
Discussion led by Elanor Starmer of Food and Water Watch.