TO SUPPORT THE FILM
*FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER*
SUED BY SUEZ BEFORE THE CRIMINAL CHAMBER
OF THE COURT OF PARIS
FLOW: For Love Of Water* is an investigative documentary
the global water crisis and the increasingly perilous privatization of
our global supply of drinking water.
five years, traveling from the US to South Africa to India to
Bolivia, FLOW director Irena Salina interviewed scientists,
environmental activists, private companies and local citizens to ask
essential question: how do we protect and conserve water resources and
assure access to clean drinking water for all in the years ahead?
at the Sundance Festival; fulfilling our hopes of opening
a public dialogue on our most critical natural resource.
Today FLOW is shown at institutions, schools and
companies all over the world as an educational tool, and is now screening
the US State Department as a freedom of expression initiative in
countries as diverse as Myanmar, Turkey and Ecuador.
now FLOW finds itself the subject of a French lawsuit
brought by Suez, the largest water company in the world. Suez has
legal proceeding to suppress the screening of the film in France,
intimidate our distribution partners, to silence our efforts. FLOW has
been pulled from French theaters, TV networks, film festivals and
of our water networks, encouraged by the World Bank -
particularly to the benefit of two French multinationals, VEOLIA
SUEZ, and a British one, RWE-THAMES WATER – is escalating the
drinking water in the slums and villages of poor countries.
is now the world's third largest industry after oil and
electricity; its rapid depletion will soon make it the most profitable
resource on the planet. And yet, as ‘blue gold’ excites
more and more
corporate interest, the World Water Council, established to mediate
conflicting interests of states, corporations and citizens, is openly
headed by representatives of VEOLIA and SUEZ. From
the Philippines to Atlanta to Bolivia, the poor in peril have
rarely been given the opportunity to tell their side of the story,
have their voices heard. FLOW empowered them to
allowing all sides of this global crisis to be heard. It is our strong
opinion that FLOW should not be suppressed by anyone,
least of all by
those positioned to benefit from silencing the voices of the waterless
poor, directly affected every day by business practices in service
shareholder value at the expense of human need.
join THE COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT THE FILM FLOW: FOR LOVE OF
WATER, so that a real and transparent debate around the
preservation and equitable distribution of water resources can
compliance with the Adversarial Principle of the Court of Paris.
you for your support,
Starr, Producer, FLOW: For Love Of Water