"Flow" Challenges Big Business Water

A documentary film titled "Flow" will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week. The film condemns water profiteering and calls upon the United Nations for a resolution to make access to clean drinking water a human right.

French-born director Irena Salina points to Suez and Vivendi Environment for commercializing water systems around the world and to Nestle, the world's largest bottled water seller, for draining watersheds. She also calls out the World Bank for funding massive water diversion projects resulting in the displacement of more than 80 million people; smaller, cheaper and more eco-friendly community projects could bring fresh drinking water to the poor.

"It's a very dangerous trend, at a time when clean drinking water is becoming scarce, even in the United States, the richest country in the world," said Salina. Read more here. Click here for more hot-button documentaries.
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