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Flow: For Love of Water

Susannah
user 3832381
Portland, ME
Post #: 94
This is one of the last movies to be shown at The Movies, Exchange Street location:

Flow: For Love of Water

DEC. 3-9
WED-SAT 3:15, 7
SUN MAT 1:15
SUN-TUES 5, 9

An important film, even an urgent one, Irene Salina's documentary probes an impending crisis. All over the globe we are privatizing water, polluting water, running out of water. Much of the world has no access to water that is clean. Companies are extracting water without paying for it and selling it back to us. And though it may not seem so, so close to Sebago, the planet is just plain running out of it. A 400 billion dollar industry, it is the third largest after electricity and oil. Blood from a slaughterhouse runs into a river, turning it red; garbage flows freely, along with pesticides and rocket fuel. Plastic bottles are clogging the environment and contain water that is less regulated and often less pure than what flows from our kitchen faucet. "The inconvenient truth at the center of 'Flow,' " wrote 'Slant' magazine, "is that while the oil crisis is intensely debated, disasters involving an even more essential fluid go perilously unnoticed." Note: A panel of experts will answer questions after the 7 o'clock show on Saturday.
Directed by Irena Salina
MAINE PREMIERE
Running Time: 84 min Official Site
Elaine
user 3022592
Portland, ME
Post #: 291
Thanks for this alert Susannah!

We might be able to fit it in on Friday Dec 5 after the Global Block Party at USM which begins at 5 pm. Maybe we'll see you there too!
Elaine

Here's the info about that:

Friday, December 5, 2008 5:00-9:00 PM
Woodbury Campus Center Cafeteria, Portland Campus
An evening of ethnic food and music organized by the USM
Multicultural Students Association and Portland Events Board.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information call 780-4006
The University of Southern Maine shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or transgender
status, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University.
The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Contact the Executive Director, Office
of Campus Pluralism and Equal Opportunity, (207)780-5094, TTY (207)780-5646 for questions and complaints
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