Wednesday, October 17, 2012

[SDCPJ] Film Showing in Vista: "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" ==10/20/12, 3-5 p.m.

Film Showing:  "Blue Gold: World Water Wars"

"If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water." 
--World Bank Vice President Ismail Soragoldin


Saturday, October 20, 2012
3-5 p.m.
Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1600 Buena Vista Way, Vista, CA 9208

This award winning 2008 documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book Blue Gold: The Fight To Stop The Corporate Theft of the World's Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. 

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as this source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive? 

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 increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth. 

The film follows numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. As Maude Barlow proclaims, "This is our revolution, this is our war". A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity. 

Sponsored by Progressive North Countyand the Peace Resource Center of San Diego

More info: caroljahnkow@gmail.com or dickeiden@sbcglobal.net

Free; donations gratefully accepted.
Refreshments
Discussion following film.

Film website:
http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/
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