[United States] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2009.
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital.
In English with some French, Spanish, Slovak, and other various languages with English subtitles or voice over.
Title from container.
"Mark Achbar and Si Litvinoff present"--At head of title.
Originally released as a documentary motion picture in 2008.
Based on the book Blue gold : the fight to stop the corporate theft of the world's water, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke.
Special features: trailer ; filmmaker interview ; deleted scenes.
Narrator, Malcolm McDowell.
Original music, Hannes Bertolini and Thomas Aichinger ; cinematography/editor/director, Sam Bozzo.
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.
"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.
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.
World water wars
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