free film: "Thirst," Sunday, 9/27
- Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice Presents
free film series:
Co-sponsored by the Oak Park Public Library
Veterans Room, Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park
Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 2 pm
Is water part of a shared "commons," or is it a commodity?
"Thirst," an award-winning film by filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman, tells the stories of communities in Japan, Bolivia, India and Stockton, California, that are confronting the challenge of privatization of water as water become the most valuable resource of the 21st century.
"Thirst" examines the looming freshwater crisis as global corporations and governments move to commodify and cartelize the world's water supplies for power and profit. "Thirst" is the story of this assault and the fight to stop it.
62 min. See: www.bullfrogfilms.com, Bullfrog Films.
A distinguished panel featuring Debra Shore, Water Reclamation commisioner, Karen Rozmus of the Oak Park Public Works Department, and Amy Little, from The Oak Park rain barrel project, and open discussion will follow the showing.
Light refreshments are served. 32 min.