Thirst

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  • Creator Snitow-Kaufman Productions ; produced and directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c2005.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (62 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 1594581126, 9781594581120
  • OCLC ocm57443477
  • Credits
    • Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, Prince Naruhito (Japan), Gerard Payen, Maude Barlow, Pablo Salon, Peter Woicke, Oscar Olivera, Dean Cofer, Michael McDonald, Dezaraye Bagalayos, Dale Stocking, Rajendra Singh, Satinder Bindra, Gary Podesto
    • Editor, Kenji Yamamoto

Summary

  • A documentary without narration that explores how water and the ownership and control of water figure into community resistance to corporations rapidly buying up local water supplies. Examines the environmental and human rights issues associated with governments and companies making the world's fresh water supply into a commodity at the expense of local communities. Visits locations in Stockton, California, Bolivia, and India.

Notes

  • Special features: optional audio commentary by the directors; 10 min. interview with the directors; ten spoken word poems about water (21 min.); Bottle this! a 12 min. graphic audio essay by Gregory Warner; an 11 min. speech by Maude Barlow, Chair of the Council of Canadians, given in Kyoto Japan at the third World Water Forum in March, 2003; an activist toolkit which contains six pdf files.
  • DVD; 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • PDF files require appropriate software.
  • In English, Hindi, Tamil, and Spanish with English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles.
  • Closed-captioned.