Dir. Irena Salina
In Theaters 09/12/08 On DVD 12/09/08 Non-Theatrical/Institutional use available 12/09/08 Stream available 12/06/11 Poster available 05/11/09
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century: the world water crisis.
Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culpritsbehind the water grab, while begging the question 'CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?'
Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.
Born in France, Irena started her career at age 15 as a radio journalist in Paris, then worked in production in various capacities on numerous U.S. films before writing and directing her first short, See You on Monday, sponsored by Lifetime Television for the Hamptons Film Festival. Her first film, Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim (2000) is an award-winning documentary that delves into the remarkable life of St. Louis-born artist Judith Deim. GhostBird was featured at many festivals, won Best Documentary at the 15th Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, the Presidents' Award at Mexico's prestigious Ajijic Film Festival, and is an evergreen audience favorite on the Sundance Channel.
Lee Jaffe Augusta
Pablo De Selva
Crisp new 16:9 anamorphic transfer
Commentary by the film's director Irena Salina and editor Caitlin Dixon
Expanded interviews with key international experts on water privatization, political activism, and the spiritual significance of water
Call to Resistance - key first steps to action and links to important allies in the fight to preserve access to safe, affordable water
Deleted scenes and water PSAs
Catalog Number: OSC-002