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FLOW – Water Privatisation (Documentary)

“The World Bank is good at spending a billion dollars in one place, but not in spending a thousand dollars in a million places”
-  from the movie, FLOW – Water Privatisation (referring to mega dams)


How Did A Handful Of Corporations Steal Our Water? Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. ‘FLOW‘ confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause

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.

(Above text from footnotes to the video)

Watch this 84 minutes documentary where several environmental activists like Vandana Shiva, Maude Barlow, Medha Patkar and Rajendra Singh explain why we are facing the biggest crisis of our times, and how large corporations and global institutions such as the World Bank are behind this.

Further links you may be interested in:

EWTT: Low Cost Methods of Water Purification
EWTT: Waters of the Third Pole: Water crisis in Asia

Another powerful documentary to watch: A World Without Water

The world is running out of its most precious resource. True Vision’s timely film tells of the personal tragedies behind the mounting privatisation of water supplies. More than a billion people across the globe don’t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation can only get worse as water gets evermore scarce.

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