CIGI Cinema Series: Flow

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 7:00 PM
67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Nov 26

An astonishingly wide-ranging film.  An informed and heartfelt examination of the tug of war between public health and private interests."
- New York Times

"Lively and engaging...Smartly Done"
- Los Angeles Times


CIGI’s Cinema Series Presents “Flow” (93 minutes). This documentary is screened in partnership with THE MUSEUM’S 'Surface Tension: The Future of Water' exhibit and Wilfrid Laurier University. The Water Institute (University of Waterloo) will also be on hand before and after the film for information on the Institute’s current water projects and research.

About the film: 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 culprits behind 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.

"Flow" was invited to screen at the United Nations as part of the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.