Flow: For Love of Water
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Irena Salina directs this feature-length documentary about the industry and consumption of humankind's most precious resource: water. As African villages survive on potentially toxic water supplies out of sheer necessity, Salina explores how the corporate structure has come to control humanity's water supply, creating a dire situation that experts have come to refer to as the World Water Crisis. With issues of pollution, politics, and human rights all coming to a head with the issue, Salina points the finger at the specific corporate and governmental figures responsible for the crisis,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

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"Problems are addressed in a narrative progression that gets more horrendous and builds into utter despair, except for the final few words of activism and optimism."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Salina's film might have been stronger had it not tried to cover so many water-related issues. But there's no denying its power."
‑ Patricia Hluchy, Toronto Star
"The documentary shows in no uncertain terms that if we continue to abuse our water supply, Earth will become uninhabitable and humankind will become extinct."
‑ Jennifer Merin, About.com
"Although meandering at times, Flow is still a serviceable documentary spouting daunting informational facts and figures about the freshwater supply threats and the perilous consequences that inevitably follow."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Not all documentaries are solution-oriented, but this is."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"All of Salina's interviews and data tell a graphic story about corporate water piracy, the complicity of governments, the burden put on the poor and the scam of bottled water. But she can't quite jam it all in and still have a film that, well, flows."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"Flow makes the case against the privatization of water, which is happening in gazillions of impoverished communities around the world, not to mention North American backyards."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"The film makes a convincing case for better oversight of public water systems, water conservation, better water treatment systems and better control of industrial pollution which contaminates water supplies."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Educational polemical documentary."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film is filled mostly with talking-head interviews and very one-sided reporting. So it's lucky that these are subjects that are extremely topical right now, and are of interest as a result."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"As if we didn't have enough to worry about."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Far too much of the film indulges in the sort of shrill alarmism that gives environmentalism a bad name."
‑ Joshua Land, Time Out New York
"Before ending on a somewhat hopeful note of defiant activism, Irena Salina's globe-hopping documentary is a terrifying downer."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"You may never buy bottled water again after this."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The overarching theme here is that the Earth's freshwater supply is being contaminated, sucked dry and 'privatized' for the benefit of huge corporations that are establishing themselves as the heirs to the oil cartels."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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