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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Snitow, Alan, and Deborah Kaufman. Thirst. Oley: Bullfrog Films, 2004. DigiBeta, 62 min.

Is water part of a shared “commons”, a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be bought, sold, and traded in a global marketplace? Thirst tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the United States that are asking these fundamental questions, as water becomes the most valuable global resource of the 21st Century. A character-driven documentary with no narration, Thirst reveals how the debate over water rights between communities and corporations can serve as a catalyst for explosive and steadfast resistance to globalization. (Source: Bullfrog Films)

© 2004 Bullfrog Films. Trailer used with permission.

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Further readings: 
  • Barlow, Maude. Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever. New York: The New Press, 2014.
  • Budds, Jessica, and Gordon McGranahan. “Are the Debates on Water Privatization Missing the Point? Experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America.” Environment and Urbanization 15, no. 2 (2003): 87–114.
  • Kneitz, Agnes, and Marc Landry, eds. “On Water: Perceptions, Politics, Perils.” Special issue, RCC Perspectives 2 (2012).
  • Snitow, Alan, and Deborah Kaufman, with Michael Fox. Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.