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World Water Day: The World Water Crisis, How Can We Solve It? — 3/22
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS
Sam Bozzo, Director, 2008
USA | 90′ (English)
The water crisis is a human rights problem. On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 4 pm, in conjunction with UN World Water Day 2014, CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) and Think Act Change NYC invite you to screen and discuss the award winning documentary BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS and discussing the world water crisis.
The complexity of water crisis is one nobody talks enough about. On 28 July 2010, through Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights.
Yet there are 780 million people in the world that lack access to clean water. We are driving an unsustainable waste of our fresh water supply with the population growth with polluting, diverting, pumping being controlled by the corporate giants, wall street investors, corrupt governments and military control using water for economic and political gain.
After the screening, we have a past event attendee, Julien Lapraz, coming to provide us with an update on his 1,000 Lives campaign to raise $30K for Charity Water by May 2014.
The screening is free. Seating is limited and first come, first serve.
About the Film
In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth.
Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain. Military control of water emerges and a new geo-political map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars.
We follow numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. As Maude Barlow proclaims, “This is our revolution, this is our war”. A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity. Will we survive?
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March 201422 4 pm