After hearding author Maude Barlow on Democracy Now!, I developed two projects, Water Water, a festival in New York City held last March, and Reclaiming Water, a half-hour documentary which has screened on Free Speech TV.
"People do not drink words."
Benedict Chacha, Tanzania
Thousands of people arrived in Kyoto, Japan, last March for the Third World Water Forum. An enormous trade show, the WWF is also an opportunity for transnational corporations and governments to present far-reaching strategies for managing and financing water. This year, grassroots activists also attended, determined to present alternatives. Reclaiming Water is their story. Well known participants include authors Vandana Shiva (Water Wars) and Maude Barlow (Blue Gold: The Fight to End the Corporate Theft of the World's Water).The documentary interweaves personal stories, strategy sessions, and analysis with striking footage of Japan. It was partially funded by Global Ministries of United Methodist Women and sponsored by Action Against Hunger.
Reclaiming Water is available for purchase on VHS for $49.95 US plus $5 shipping and handling. Please contact me for information regarding other formats or transactions. You may purchase a tape immediately using PayPal. This is a secure transaction.