Water on the Table

Water on the Table

DVD - 2009
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Water on the Table is a character-driven, social-issue documentary that explores Canada's relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource. The film asks the question: is water a commercial good like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or, is water a human right like air?
Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : Kinosmith Inc., c2009
Branch Call Number: DOC 333.91 WAT
Characteristics: 1 DVD (ca. 79 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Barlow, Maude
Marshall, Liz


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Oct 28, 2015

This film really makes you think. The Alberta tar sands destroys 3-4 barrels of water for each barrel of oil. Alberta is in danger of running out of water. According to this film, if any province sells water to the USA, then under NAFTA all provinces HAVE to sell water to them until we run out. Nice deal, eh?

nadian Feb 24, 2011

A good Canadian-centered film on the battle concerning water privatization and the struggle to include right to water in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Certainly a film with an agenda and a bias, but does take the time to get the opinions of some in favour of privatization (or at least those who do not feel the need to battle against it and may just see it as inevitable). I would have preferred less attention to be paid on Maude Barlow and more on rounding out the argument. This could have easily been a documentary about Maude Barlow's activism. It's definitely missing some key elements that would make it a strong documentary.

Feb 21, 2011

a must read

a must become an activist documentary

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nadian thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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