In today’s world, corporate giants force developing countries to allow privatization of their public water supply. A line is crossed when water becomes a commodity. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain. So the stage is set for world water wars, with a new geo-political map and power structure, and the possibility of military involvement. The film shows numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. As Maude Barlow proclaims, “This is our revolution, this is our war.” Will we survive? Directed by Sam Bozzo. Winner of the Vancouver International Film Festival Environmental Film Audience Award. Based on the groundbreaking book, “Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water” by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke.
Introduced by Peter O’Brien, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with filmmaker Sam Bozzo; Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch and one of the key interview subjects in the film; and Noah Cottrell, young star of the film and water advocate, follows screening.