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Bagdad Theater & Pub | Sunday, October 17
5 p.m. doors; 6 p.m. event | Free | All ages welcome
About Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Based on the ground-breaking book by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, Executive Produced by Mark Achbar (THE CORPORATION) and Si Litvinoff (THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH), narrated by Malcolm McDowell, BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS sheds light on the world's rapidly approaching water crisis and suggests that wars of the future will be fought over water, as they today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena.
The world's fresh water is disappearing. As we pollute and waste away our very limited supply, corporate giants are working to make the building block of our globe a commodity, privatizing developing countries' fresh water. In the midst of this, military control of water is rising, setting the stage for world water wars. This international award-winning film follows various examples of people fighting back against the powers that be – from grade school protests to court cases to revolutions. As the specters of drought and death loom, the film finds people willing to risk everything for their right to water, their right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?