Thursday, September 18, 2008

Film School: Irene Salina on FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER

Film School (KUCI: University of California-Irvine)
Hosts: Nathan Callahan and Mike kaspar

An interview with IRENA SALINA the director of FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER – an award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st 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?" Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround. Salina’s first film, Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim (2000) delves into the remarkable life of St. Louis-born artist Judith Deim. Ghost Bird won Best Documentary at the 15th Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, the Presidents' Award at Mexico's prestigious Ajijic Film Festival, and is an evergreen audience favorite on the Sundance Channel.

To Listen to the Interview (MP3)

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