Friday, March 22, 2013

Documentary - Water on the Table

This documentary about water was the Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2010 Planet in Focus International Film and Video Festival.  The film features Maude Barlow, who has earned the nickname “Water Warrior.” She is the National Chairperson for the Council of Canadians and former Senior Advisor on Water at the United Nations General Assembly. Maude cares about the environment and she won’t back down from a fight with corporations who threaten the access to clean and free water.

Water sustains life, but in many countries water has also become a commodity. Barlow wants to put a stop to considering water a profit-generating good and have it declared a human right. Marshall takes us on the road with Barlow as she works to preserve Canada’s freshwater systems. We travel with them to Canadian and international speaking engagements and get to watch as they crash political meetings. Marshall’s character-driven social commentary is a visually stunning meditation on the beauty and all-encompassing need for clean water.

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