Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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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.

Next week, starting Monday, I will show you the entire film because this film is not yet in general circulation.

The critics say:

“An astonishingly wide-ranging film. An informed and heartfelt examination of the tug of war between public health and private interests.” – New York Times

“Lively and engaging…Smartly Done” – Los Angeles Times

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.

Comments

  1. #1 Tabor
    October 17, 2009

    Having grown up in Colorado on a small farm with water rights and having relatives in California that needed water from the Rocky Mountains this battle started decades ago. It has been ongoing since then.

  2. #2 Pierce R. Butler
    October 17, 2009

    But I thought global warming was “the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century”.

    Or is it the massive wave of extinctions across all phyla?

    Perhaps it’s still the spread of nuclear weapons – never really got that one straightened out during the 20th, did we?

    How ’bout overpopulation – that’s worse than ever, right?

    Maybe it’s bioaccumulation of toxic chemicals, or …

    Aw phooey! Let’s have a reality show or Congressional hearings or an internet poll or celebrity panel or something and get this sorted out once and for all!

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