World Water Day

Film Screenings In Celebration Of

WORLD WATER DAY  2010: CLEAN WATER FOR A HEALTHY WORLD

Monday, March 22    In Flux Space:  Noon – 3 P.M.

STARTS AT NOON: BRING YOUR LUNCH

The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

The goal of the World Water Day 2010 is to raise the profile of water quality and quantity.

Running Dry

Jim Thebaut writer, producer, director ; Jane Seymour, Narrator

19 minutes

RUNNING DRY is a compelling documentary that issues an urgent call to save millions of people around the world imperiled by the lack of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. The project was inspired by the late Senator Paul Simon’s powerful book, Tapped Out. Jim Thebaut had been developing the project in association with Simon until his recent death.  The initial documentary RUNNING DRY, led to the enactment of the SENATOR PAUL SIMON WATER FOR THE POOR ACT, which authorizes funding for water and sanitation projects in developing nations. Filmed on location in China, India and Africa.

The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?

19 minutes

As in the rest of the world, significant water problems exist in the Southwestern states because of severe drought, urban development, agricultural uses and population growth. The overwhelming need to solve these issues in the United States and the world is crucial through education and planning. The severity of the American water crisis cannot be underestimated.

Water First

Amy Hart , Filmmaker

28 minutes

Water First draws a clear correlation between clean water and all of the other Millennium Development Goals. The goals are a set of 8 targets set by the UN in the year 2000 and endorsed by 187 nations. Sadly, at the halfway mark, we are less than halfway there. Charles Banda believes that if more people knew about the MDGs we would have a much better chance of achieving them. And, if clean water was the top priority, achieving the goals would be much more feasible. “30% of the goals would automatically be achieved if everyone had clean water,” says John Oldfield of Water Advocates.

Texas Gold: The Businessman’s Water

Diane Wilson / Carolyn M. Scott 2005

21 minutes

Why is Diane Wilson, mother of five, fourth generation fisherwoman, Public Enemy No. 1 in Calhoun County, Texas? Texas Gold profiles the brave and gutsy actions that have earned Diane Wilson the title of “unreasonable woman”: waging multiple hunger strikes, starting up a business bottling toxic water taken from a superfund site, chaining herself to a DOW chemical tower. Diane believes that…’putting your life at risk is where change happens.’”

Flow:  For Love of Water

Irena Salina 2008

84 minutes

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 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.