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Friday, February 12, 2010

"Tap In" Spring Water Series

Food & Water Watch has teamed up with the University of New Hampshire's Office of Sustainability to sponsor a free film and speaker series designed to be to be both educational and inspiring. I have linked the movie trailers to the bottom of this post.

All films will be shown at 6:00 pm in the UNH Memorial Union Building Theater 1. After the films there will be a discussion session and also stop by the literature table during the event.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
Film: Flow: For Love of Water
Irena Salina's film is a comprehensive look at water issues around the world. Both moving and informative, this film shows us the struggles that communities from Michigan to India are undertaking to protect their most precious resource--water.

Monday, Februrary 22, 2010
Film: Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Throughout the world, our limited fresh water supply is being polluted, diverted, pumped, and wasted. Blue Gold follows numerous examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to local protests at grade schools.

Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:10pm
Speaker: Maude Barlow
Location: 115 Murkland Hall, UNH campus (free parking across Main St.)
Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, chairs Food & Water Watch's board, and served as senior adviser on water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 and 2009. The recipient of eight honorary doctorates as well as many awards, Barlow is also the best selling author or co-author of 16 books and is featured in many films including Blue Gold.

Monday, March 22, 2010
Film: Tapped
Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig's debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.


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