Last chance to see Blue Gold: World Water Wars!
By Layla Contreras
Vía Orgánica will screen Blue Gold for the last time this month. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch this captivating documentary on the situation of water pollution and privatization around the globe.
Tue, Jul 31, 6pm
Margarito Ledesma 2
You will also have the opportunity to reflect on how water issues impact us locally as representatives from Salvemos el Río Laja (SRL), AC, and the newly formed Observatorio Ciudadano del Agua y Saneamiento en San Miguel de Allende (OCAS-SMA) will be on hand to share pressing local water issues and answer questions.
About the documentary
Based on the book Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water, the film explores how in every corner of the 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 increases the demand for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, 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.
The film follows numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to UN conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity.
Will we survive?
About SRL and OCAS
Salvemos el Río Laja, through its Watershed and Cities program, brought strategic partners Consejo Consultivo del Agua, AC and ONU Habitat to facilitate this Citizen’s Water Monitoring Group (OCAS) in San Miguel, joining several cities in Mexico establishing this type of program.