FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER (Mongrel, 2008) D: Irena Salina. Rating: NNN; DVD package: NNN Rating: NNN
If you know nothing about the privatization of water, check this out. Big business has gotten into the act, and it's depriving people the world over of one of life's basic essentials.
Director Irena Salina focuses on stories of corporate malfeasance in South Africa, India, Ecuador and Michigan and on the people who fight back and learn to manage their water themselves. Along the way, there are interesting side trips about pollution and the real source of much bottled water.
Along with Salina's giggly commentary, the extras have some useful links if you want to learn more or get involved. Water, they say, is the new oil. Eventually, we'll all be involved.
EXTRAS Director and editor commentary, extended interviews, online resources. Widescreen.