Global Health Film Series

Blue Gold: World Water Wars

January 14, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room 109, Parran Hall, Graduate School of Public Health
Narrated by Malcolm McDowell, this powerful documentary examines the environmental and political implications of the planet’s dwindling fresh water supply. In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting water at an unsustainable level. While corporations and governments fight to privatize and profit from this precious resource, people around the world must argue for — and defend — their basic right to water however they can, from local protests to violent revolutions. As water becomes a commodity and demands increase beyond the finite supply, what role will scarcity play in geopolitics and emerging global power structures? What can we do to avoid turning the earth into a desert?