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Thirst

Thirst
httpwwwimdbcomtitlett0413370
A documentary from 2004, by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman
I have a copy if anyone is interested
Maybe we'll show in Bristol?
Antony


From the DVD notes

Is water part of a shared "commons," a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be bought, sold, and traded in a global marketplace?

Thirst tells the stories of communities in Japan, Bolivia, India, and the United States that are asking these fundamental questions, as water becomes the most valuable commodity of the 21st century.

Global corporations are rapidly buying up local water supplies. Communities suddenly lose control of their most precious resource. Thirst, a character-driven documentary with no narration, reveals how water is the catalyst for explosive community resistance to globalization. A piercing look at the conflict between public stewardship and private profit.

"Thirst is a remarkable film. The looming freshwater crisis is the greatest environmental and human rights crisis of our time. Not surprisingly, the move is on by powerful corporations and governments to commodify and cartelize the worlds water supplies for power and profit. Thirst is the story of this assault and the fight to stop it." -- Maude Barlow, Chair, Council of Canadians and Co-author, Blue Gold

"Beautiful and engaging, Thirst might just move you off the sofa and down to the mayor's office." -- Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director

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