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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tapped in Ogunquit 9/11

Meet Food & Water Watch this Friday, September 11th in Ogunquit, Maine at the screening of Tapped, the new, award-winning documentary that is an unflinching examination of the bottled water industry. Director Stephanie Soechtig's debut is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen work of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back a natural resource that never ought to become a commodity: our water.

From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary begins in Maine, where local communities strive to hold off bottled-water giant Nestlé - Poland Springs, then takes you to meet the people who live in the shadow of the oil-fields that provide the main ingredient of plastic bottles, and on to the sector of the North Pacific ocean where so many of the bottles end up. The film paints a powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry and caught at the intersection of big business and the public's right to water.

Maine water activist Jim Wilfong, who is featured in the film, will be there to introduce the film. The event is sponsored by: Citizens of the Branch Brook Aquifer, Save Our Water (SOH2O), and Food & Water Watch.

Click here to view the trailer and check out the Tapped website!

WHEN: Friday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Leavitt Theater, 259 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine. There is free parking across the street from the theater.

Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children and seniors. You can purchase tickets in advance by emailing info@soh2o.org.


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