Wednesday, 10 September 2008
flow: for love of water
"Water is the sleeping giant issue of the 21st Century and we all need to wake up about it. FLOW opens our eyes about the greatest threat of our time - the global water crisis. It is a compelling and passionate film. Its engaging narrative will grip the viewer." Robert Redford
As part of the Urban Screens Melbourne '08 conference, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image is presenting the startling new documentary,
FLOW: For Love of Water.
An investigation into the commodification of the earth's most fundamental natural resource, FLOW examines the forces driving the 'blue gold' rush, as companies such as Nestlé and French media conglomerate Vivendi expand, privatise, and profit from the distribution of water in some of the word's poorest communities.
From Bolivia to Michigan, India to Africa, it's a life or death resource grab as battles erupt worldwide to survive the 'siphon and sell-back' global water business. However, some are fighting - and occasionally winning - to keep control of the stuff that keeps them alive.
Essential viewing for anyone interested in the environment or global politics, FLOW is a passionate, call to arms exposé of international double-dealing and the bottled water scam; an empowering look at the potency of local invention/activism; and a scary reminder of what is truly a life threatening crisis.
After raising some powerful eyebrows at this year's Sundance Film Festival, FLOW will premiere in Australia at ACMI Cinemas, screening nightly Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th October, 2008.
> Irena Salina, 75mins, USA, 2007, Digital Betacam, Source: Celluloid Dreams, Paris
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