When: Sunday, November 16, 3:30pm
Where: Castro Theater, San Francisco
Director: Irene Salina
Country/Year: US, 2007
Running Time: 93 mins
Panel discussion following film
Panelists: Ritu Primlani, Thimmakka; Amit Srivastava, India Resource Center; Patrick McCully, International Rivers; Prof. Ashok Gadgil, UC Berkeley
India, Bolivia, Canada, France, South Africa, and the United States — different countries, same problem: the world’s primary resource is being hijacked by corporate greed. In this inspiring and visually stunning film, Salina travels across the world, documenting how dedicated activists are challenging the Goliaths, and offering creative, sustainable solutions from the ground-up. In India, Salina talks to grassroots activists, including Vandana Shiva, International Rivers’ Patrick McCully, and ‘the waterman of India’ Shri Rajendra Singh. The film threads back and forth between the different countries to create a truly global tapestry of voices, all championing the sustainable use of water and its preservation as a basic human right.
For more information, visit the website for the South Asia Film Festival.