Blue Gold

World Water Wars

Official film description

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?

Notes on the film

This film is based on the book "Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water" by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke.

Further reviews

Unfortunately, talking about the water crisis isn't just muttering about a gloom and doom prediction of what could happen if we don't straighten up and fly right. It is happening, and it is nearly upon us." – The TreeHugger

Alternately political and apolitical, pessimistic and optimistic — but rarely, if ever, cinematic. – Variety

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Director(s): Sam Bozzo
Script: Sam Bozzo, Tony Clarke, Maude Barlow
Production: Sam Bozzo, Purple Turtle Films, Mark Achbar, Si Litvinoff
Music: Thomas Aichinger, Hannes Bertolini
Actors: Vandana Shiva, Jim Olson, Tony Clarke, Maude Barlow, Wenonah Hauter, Malcolm McDowell, Oscar Olivera, Michael Kravcik, Ryan Hreljac, Terry Swier, Rhonda Huff, Jim Olsen, Virgina Setshedi, Robert Glennon, Hellen Sarakinos
Year: 2008
Duration: 90 min
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: France, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, India, Colombia, United States, Slovakia, United Kingdom

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Main topic(s): Water
Secondary topics: drinking water water cycle activism
Mentions: politics privatization conflict rights survival water
Topic Page(s): Water

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