Screening: 'Flow: The Love of Water' & Discussion w/ Director Irena Salina
Join us for Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century: the world water crisis. Salina will join the audience in a discussion including post-film updates.
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, 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 also edited the National Geographic book, Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource.
Official Selection, 2008 Sundance Film Festival
International Jury Prize, 2008 Mumbai International Film Festival
Best Documentary, 2008 Vail International Film Festival
Best Documentary, United Nations Association Film Festival
Born in France, Irena Salina started her career at 15 as a radio journalist in Paris, then worked in production in various capacities on numerous U.S. films before writing and directing her first short, See You on Monday, sponsored by LifeTime Television for the Hamptons Film Festival. Her first film, Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim (2000), is an award-winning documentary that delves into the remarkable life of St. Louis-born artist Judith Deim. Ghost Bird was featured at many festivals, 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.
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Presented in partnership with The American Center, Enlighten Film Society, Sanctuary Asia, Green Karbon, and Bombay Natural History Society
This programme is part of the Energy & Environment Series, which focuses on pressing topics of environmental concern to inform current debates and incite dialogue among stakeholders at multiple levels.