Flow: For Love of Water
Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 20, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2008
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Flow is an informative, disturbing and enthralling film that highlights a criminally underreported problem.

Ted Fry
Seattle Times

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.

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Patricia Hluchy
Toronto Star

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.

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Jennifer Merin

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.

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John Anderson

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.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

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.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

As if we didn't have enough to worry about.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

When filmmaker Irena Salina does marshal the facts, Flow is an eye-opening, troubling 90 minutes that makes us think twice about an element we take for granted.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Before ending on a somewhat hopeful note of defiant activism, Irena Salina's globe-hopping documentary is a terrifying downer.

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