A new feature-length documentary film directed by Sam Bozzo and narrated by Malcolm McDowell called Blue Gold: World Water Wars is screening in film festivals across the world, and will soon be released on DVD in North America.
The documentary, which is based on the book Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water, examines both current and future economic and political crises surrounding global water shortages, as well as water privitization and other topics.
The film’s thesis is summed up on its website, which states: ‘Wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are over oil today, as our Blue Gold, the source of human survival, enters the global marketplace and political arena as a commodity to be sought out, fought over, and conquered…”. Numerous examples of the struggle for basic water rights across the globe are featured throughout the film.
The film recently made its International debut at the Vancouver International Film Festival and US debut at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and is also up for an award in the non-European documentary category at the ECU European Film Festival, happening in Paris March 13-15, 2009. The DVD is planned for release in the US and Canada on April 7, 2009. In the meantime, you can check out a review of the film over at GreenMuze. Blue Living Ideas also has its own interview planned with film director Sam Bozzo coming up in early April, via a GreenTalk Radio podcast.