FLOW: For Love Of Water

2008 -Irena Salina, Steven Starr, Gil Holland and Yvette Tomlinson: the documentary presents the problem which comes out from the big Multinational business of privatization of water infrastructure. These companies control the availability of clean water for people in oder to make profit. Some of the business that are involved are Nestle, Coca-cola company, Suez and the IMF. The documentary also shows interviews with water activists like Maude Barlow, Peter Gleick and scientists like Ashok Gadgil, Rajendra Singh and Vandana Shiva.

FLOW launched a Right To Water campaign to add a 31st article to the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Article31.org. FLOW was released theatrically by Oscilloscope Labs in September, 2008, and then invited to screen for the UN General Assembly on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, where the first 50,000 signatories to Article31 were presented to the President of the General Assembly, Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann.

On July 28, 2010 a resolution was presented by Bolivia and co-sponsored by 35 countries, calling on the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the Right To Water. Despite opposition from the US, the UK and their allies, the resolution passed with the support of 122 countries, representing more than 5 billion of the world’s population.

It won the Grand Jury Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentarz at the United Nations Film Festival.

[ENG with subtitules in different languages]

 

 

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