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Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 January 2010 (Japan)
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »


Samuel Vartek (as Sam Bozzo)


Maude Barlow (book), Tony Clarke (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Olson ... Self - Environmental Attorney
Tony Clarke ... Self - Author
Maude Barlow ... Self - Author
Octavio Rosas Lando ... Self - CASIFOP
Eduardo Hernando Halez ... Self - Mexico City Water Works Union
Robert Glennon ... Self - Author
Ryan Schwebach ... Self - New Mexico Farmer
Michael Kravcik ... Self
Vandana Shiva ... Self - Author
Peter Warshall ... Self (as Dr. Peter Warshall)
Helen Sarakinos ... Self
Wenonah Hauter ... Self
Kyang Hae Lee Kyang Hae Lee ... Self (archive footage)
Clair Muller ... Self - Atlanta City Council
Oliver Hoedmann Oliver Hoedmann ... Self


Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the 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? Written by Sam Bozzo

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Samuel Vartek won the camera he used to shoot this film when his short film Holiday on the Moon (1994) won the TriggerStreet.com Film Festival. Kevin Spacey presented Sam the camera at the Toronto Film Festival and said "Go make another film". 'Blue Gold' is the result. See more »


Wenonah Hauter: In the U.S., the largest amount of groundwater is being used for agriculture. And you really have to deal with agriculture to solve our water problems.
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I am shocked! Terrific insight into the world's future (and present) wars about WATER.
12 November 2019 | by imseegSee all my reviews

I am truly shocked after seeing this documentary. I had seen it before, but after seeing it a second time (years later) it still hammers down an inconvenient truth about the destructive ways all our precious water resources are being bought up right now by corporations for merely profit, while simultaneously causing massive destruction to the global water supply. Corporational greed for wanting to make a profit of privatising public water wells in the end will destroy the basis of a healthy existence on this earth for human life. That's the shocking message of this insightful documentary.

More simpy put: We are running out of water. And the cause is the greed of corporations. There is a healthy solution though. Fortunately! Nationalise the water. The opposite (privatisation) is happening right now...

This documentary is shocking, but it is hopeful as well. Because the solutions for preserving our small amount of global drinking water is quite simple. But there needs to be public awareness and protest first to achieve these simple solutions, which will protect our water for ANYONE on this earth...rich or poor...

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Blue Gold: Life for Sale See more »

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