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Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

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Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.

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Irena Salina, Dan Berger
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Credited cast:
Bill Alexander Bill Alexander ... Himself - Thames Water
Maude Barlow ... Herself - Author, Blue Gold
Basil Bold Basil Bold ... Himself - Managing Director, Invensys Metering Systems
Shelly Brime Shelly Brime ... Herself
Anthony Burgmans Anthony Burgmans ... Himself
Kent Butler Kent Butler ... Himself - University of Texas (as Dr. Kent Butler)
Michel Camdessus Michel Camdessus ... Himself - Former Director, International Monetary Fund
Charles-Louis de Maud'huy Charles-Louis de Maud'huy ... Himself - Vivendi Environmentalist
Ashwin Desai Ashwin Desai ... Himself - Author, We are the Poor
Siddharaj Dhadda Siddharaj Dhadda ... Himself - Gandhian Leader
Shripad Dharmadhikary Shripad Dharmadhikary ... Himself
Antoine Frerot Antoine Frerot ... Himself - Vivendi Water
Ashok Gadgil Ashok Gadgil ... Himself - Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peter H. Gleick Peter H. Gleick ... Himself - Co-Founder and President, Pacific Institute
Wenonah Hauter ... Herself - Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
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Water is the very essence of life. It sustains every living being on this planet and without it, there would be nothing. Literally. In her film FLOW: For Love Of Water, director Irena Salina sounds the alarm: our life- giving water is a resource in peril across the planet. The film highlights the local intimacies of a global crisis: African struggle plumbers reconnecting shanty town water pipes under cover of darkness to ensure a community Written by Anonymous

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How did a handful of corporations steal our water?

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USA

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English

Release Date:

15 December 2011 (Croatia) See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,644, 24 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$142,569, 11 December 2008
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Ashwin Desai - Author, We are the Poor: By telling a woman who's got nothing, in order to get your water, you must put in a card that takes your meager amount of money.
[angry]
Ashwin Desai - Author, We are the Poor: What is she going to do but go to the river and take that dirty water, and die of cholera and then you say that people don't know how to practice hygiene.
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Eye-opening documentary
14 December 2009 | by pierrejcdSee all my reviews

I wish everyone would see this movie. It has one simple thesis: there is a drive to privatize water. It supports its thesis with examples and details about those examples with interviews from experts, local people impacted, and even try to involve the companies that are attempting to privatize, with images, with maps,... It also provides easy solutions to the problem of providing water to the people who need it the most. There are a few arguments that are not supported (like the one on chemicals being absorbed through our skin and such,...) by one activist. The main CEOs of those companies refuse to respond to the allegations (because they know they cannot defend what they are doing, they avoid answering the questions). It is a pretty important documentary. One of the most important doc. I have seen in years. People who criticize this doc. on form are so lame. It is not supposed to be a Hollywood movie! I doubt they have the budgets to build ramps to allow smooth filming, for instance.


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