Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Flow is an informative, disturbing and enthralling film that highlights a criminally underreported problem.


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Irena Salina directs this feature-length documentary about the industry and consumption of humankind's most precious resource: water. As African villages survive on potentially toxic water supplies out of sheer necessity, Salina explores how the corporate structure has come to control humanity's water supply, creating a dire situation that experts have come to refer to as the World Water Crisis. With issues of pollution, politics, and human rights all coming to a head with the issue, Salina … More

Rating: G
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
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On DVD: Dec 9, 2008
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Flow: For Love of Water

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (17)

Problems are addressed in a narrative progression that gets more horrendous and builds into utter despair, except for the final few words of activism and optimism.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
Seattle Times
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All of Salina's interviews and data tell a graphic story about corporate water piracy, the complicity of governments, the burden put on the poor and the scam of bottled water. But she can't quite jam it all in and still have a film that, well, flows.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
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As if we didn't have enough to worry about.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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Salina's film might have been stronger had it not tried to cover so many water-related issues. But there's no denying its power.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Toronto Star
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Flow makes the case against the privatization of water, which is happening in gazillions of impoverished communities around the world, not to mention North American backyards.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Globe and Mail
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When filmmaker Irena Salina does marshal the facts, Flow is an eye-opening, troubling 90 minutes that makes us think twice about an element we take for granted.

Full Review… | September 26, 2008
Boston Globe
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