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      Blue Gold: World Water Wars

      2008 1h 30m Documentary List
      Reviews 85% Audience Score 500+ Ratings An in-depth examination shows water's impact on the whole world. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Rob Nelson Variety Alternately political and apolitical, pessimistic and optimistic--but rarely, if ever, cinematic. Sep 1, 2009 Full Review Mark R. Leeper This is a serious and worrying documentary. Rated: 7/10 Dec 27, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Malcolm McDonald narrates beautifully throughout the film to demonstrate the water crisis that the world is currently facing. The film is broken into three sections, our water/the environment, The politics and the way forward. As Erik Loomis points out in his article The Global Water Crisis, ï¿ 1/2 1/2A World without Water powerfully shows how the World Bank, in conjunction with western water corporations, has preached the doctrine of privatized water to nations desperate for foreign aid, often leaving governments little choice but to comply (2003).ï¿ 1/2 1/2ï¿ 1/2? I believe ultimately this is the thesis for the film as we see water being looked at as a commodity good rather than a natural resource. Following an expository mode of a script using interviews, examples of processes, and a cause and effect model to easily demonstrate the damage being done to the environment. Stealing water from one area of land or body of water to replace of fill another inherently doesnï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)t make any sense. As the narrator points out this is primarily due to the world going into a desertification state. Where I can see people having a problem with this film is during the politics portion. When talking about change, especially those in poverty or troubling state, you are talking about changing lifestyles. Lifestyles of people who are financially okay to afford the water for a longer span than those who canï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)t go another day. ï¿ 1/2 1/2Unstable water supplies do not simply reinforce poverty. They also threaten the stability of the political order (Loomis, 2003).ï¿ 1/2 1/2ï¿ 1/2? So, how do you change someone elseï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)s mindset to those who need water more? Inherently, the government from who are elected by the people would protect these resources. But as shown in the documentary, giant corporations are buying out government officials and turning the tides on the public. Being in the United States is a privilege in its own and hopefully, this film brings awareness to enough people in order for a change to be made. In general, the documentary felt a little too long for my taste but ended on a positive note on how we can change our future. Since the film was made in 2008 and being ten years later, I wonder if the filmmakerï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)s opinion is on the current situation. There is a bias within the film but not enough where the filmmaker is shoving it in your face. For example, a negative fact or news will be stated and a follow-up picture will be presented to enhance the negativity of the message. This was done when talking about in Mexico City how the water is mostly human feces and sometimes dead dogs and small cuts were made to show also trash and other things. Also, the music is terrible in this film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Like any good bullshit story, you add a little bit of truth to make it sound real, it is a croc, we are struggling to get the government to spend money on desalination plants, the world is a snow globe, the same amount of water has been here for a billion years, it goes up and comes down, when it lands mostly in the oceans we get more droughts, otherwise we get droughts in some areas and floods in others. No one owns the rain, get a water tank you morons, if you live in a city, well, we need less people anyway. poor choice of housing on your part does not a conspiracy make, and I do believe in global warming for the record. This movie is just rubbish, when you take away everything all you get is revolutions on massive scales, anyone who worked for any government or company that went as far as that would have their entire family and friends network slaughtered long before it ever go that far. Ifyou tried to make my children die of thirst I would cut your children's heads off, the circle of life always beats that step too far. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Powerful documentary dealing with the world water crisis. A must see... especially those interested in a sustained planet for our children. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member eye opening documentary. Takes you by the shoulders and shakes you as if to wake you from anesthesia. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member good informative doc Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member It's odd that this movie would be put in the "special interest" genre since water needs are universal to all people, not just "special" people. Only those who seek to politicize, polarize, and demonize will think this movie is political, polarizing, and demonizing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An in-depth examination shows water's impact on the whole world.
      Sam Bozzo
      Sam Bozzo
      Sam Bozzo
      Production Co
      Purple Turtle Films
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 5, 2016
      1h 30m
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