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Title Blue gold [videorecording] : world water wars / a Purple Turtle Films production ; a film by Sam Bozzo.
Distribution [United States] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [2009]
Copyright date ©2009
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical Dolby
NTSC
video file region 1
Call # DVD 333.9 B
System Req DVD in letterboxed [widescreen] presentation ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; Dolby digital.
Note In English with some French, Spanish, Slovak, and other various languages with English subtitles or voice over ; Closed-captioned for main feature only.
Title from credits.
Videodisc release of the 2008 documentary.
"Mark Achbar and Si Litvinoff present"--At head of title.
Based on the book Blue gold : the fight to stop the corporate theft of the world's water, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke.
Performer Narrator, Malcolm McDowell.
Credits Original music, Hannes Bertolini and Thomas Aichinger ; cinematography, Sam Bozzo ; editor, Sam Bozzo.
Summary "Wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Will ours too?"--Container.
Contents Introduction -- Dying of thirst -- The crisis -- Pollution -- Desertification -- The politics -- Government corruption -- Desalinization -- Bottled water -- Murder of Joan Root -- Ryan's well -- The water wars -- Bolivian water wars -- Bush family in Paraguay -- The way forward -- Memorial.
Awards Best Environmental Film, Audience Choice, Vancouver International Film Festival 2009.
Best Ecological Film, European Independent Film Festival 2009.
Best Documentary Film, Newport Beach Film Festival 2009.
Audience Not rated.
Subject Water resources development -- Government policy.
Water resources development -- Citizen participation.
Water-supply.
Water-supply -- Management.
Water-supply -- Economic aspects.
Privatization.
Water utilities.
Globalization.
Genre Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Addl. Author Bozzo, Sam, 1969- Director.
Achbar, Mark. Producer.
Litvinoff, Si. Producer.
McDowell, Malcolm, 1943- Narrator.
Bertolini, Hannes. Composer.
Aichinger, Thomas. Composer.
Barlow, Maude. Blue gold.
Clarke, Tony, 1944- Blue gold.
Purple Turtle Films.
PBS Home Video.
Alt Title World water wars
ISBN 9780793670208 :
0793670209 :
Standard # 841887010214

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