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Flow-The Movie-Can Anyone Really Own the Water? June 9, 2009

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What: Free Movie Night – FLOW
Where: Brewing Grounds for Change – (brewinggroundsforchange.org) 2008 N Farewell
When: Thursday,  June 11th
Time: 8:00pm

Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 1st Century – The World Water Crisis.Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question “CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?”

Cost: Free – Donations are encouraged!! ($3, $5, +)

Sponsors: Milwaukee Riverkeeper & Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners (uwn.uwsp.edu)
Presenter: Omar Barberena – profesor00@yahoo.com
 Watch the trailer:  http://www.flowthefilm.com/trailer
A short discussion will be open after the movie. Check pages 10 & 15 on the Shepherd Express May 28 – June 3, 09 Edition

  Consider the following facts:

  • On average, bottled water costs 900 times the amount of tap water
  • This year US citizens will spend $40 billions on bottled water
  • 25% of bottled water is repackaged top water
  • 90% of used water bottles are not recycled
  • Tap water regulation has more stringent governmental standards than that of bottled water regulation