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Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)

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In every corner of our precious globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond what is available, resulting in the desertification of the earth. Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain. Military control of water emerges and a new geo-political map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars. We follow numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity. Will we survive?

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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Alternately political and apolitical, pessimistic and optimistic--but rarely, if ever, cinematic.

September 1, 2009 | Full Review…
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This is a serious and worrying documentary.

December 27, 2010 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
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