Flow asks the question: How did a handful of corporations steal our water? From both local and global perspectives, this documentary examines the harsh realities behind the mounting water crisis. Learn how politics, pollution and human rights are intertwined in this important issue that affects every being on Earth. The film provides a global look at the problem of having adequate and safe-to-consume water available for people. Unfortunately, corporations are looking to cash in on the essential need for water, to the detriment of us all. With water drying up around the world and the future of human lives at stake, the film urges a call to arms before more of our most precious natural resource is controlled by multinational corporations. A petition to add a 31st article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights would establish access to clean water as a fundamental human right. I like to consider myself above average in the department of social awareness, but honestly this film opened my eyes to quite a few things that I wasn’t aware of on the topic. The examination in this film of the bottled water industry is worth it alone… eye opening. Water rarely gets real media attention. Flow highlights water problems in the world from water related diseases to the destruction of the environment for capital gain. Who gave any of those crooks the right to take the planet’s water and sell it back to the world? We totally take water for granted in the West. It’s one of the best documentaries (perhaps even THE best) I’ve ever seen. Although there is a wide range of water problems spread all across the globe, they are all connected, and it’s important to look at the big picture. And from the viewer’s perspective it’s also interesting to see the connections between water problems in communities in India or Bolivia where privatization is putting poor communities in serious danger — and communities in Michigan where Nestle is stealing water from the aquifers without paying a penny. And, like any good documentary, this one doesn’t stop just after presenting a problem; it also talks about how communities are fighting back, providing inspiration for viewers to take a stand as well. This film should be required viewing. This amazing documentary brought many interesting facts to my attention. I am amazed at my lack of knowledge concerning the water bottling business, the pollution issue, and the future prospects for our own country as well as the world at large. I would like to see more documentary information on the same subject. Documentary 2008 NR 84 minutes.
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