Have you seen Water on the Table?? It is a film by Liz Marshall and Maude Barlow, about the humanity of water. I first heard about it when it was featured in one of my college auditoriums at Lake Forest College in the US. Along with promoting this documentary, the book Blue Gold written by Barlow and Tony Clarke, was also promoted. It is claimed that film director, Liz Marshall, was truly inspired by the book and had decided on bringing a visual aspect to pass on the message.
The message was simple-“water is a human right and not a commodity to be bought and sold like oil and sugar.” This documentary is both beautiful and poetic, as well as controversial and thought provoking.
If you have not seen it, I would strongly recommend doing so.
Water on the Table main website: http://www.wateronthetable.com/
You can also follow them on twitter: @wateronthetable
Another great review of the same film: http://www.artandculturemaven.com/2010/03/water-on-table-documentary-about-maude.html
This is the first in a series of posts by KS, an intern who is working with me over the summer.