GREEN SCREENS Water on the Table preceded by When the Water Ends
Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30pm
Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and a reception in the Furman Gallery.
In recognition of World Water Day, March 22, Green Screens presents two films showing different aspects of the growing water problems the world faces. When the Water Ends is a beautifully shot short film highlighting an ugly problem: increasing droughts in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia and the conflict arising from people’s search for survival. Water on the Table addresses the issue of water privatization. Liz Marshall’s documentary follows “water warrior” Maude Barlow as she serves a year as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water at the UN. She campaigns to prevent water privatization in Canada and to water acknowledged worldwide as a basic human right. Says Barlow: “There’s a mighty struggle taking place in the world between those who see water as a commodity to be put on the open market like running shoes or Coca-Cola and sold to the highest bidder, and those who say, ‘No, it’s part of our common heritage. It’s a public trust.’”
When the Water Ends
Evan Abramson, USA, 2010; 16m
Water on the Table
Liz Marshall, Canada, 2010; 56m
About Green Screens
The Film Society’s Green Screens program addresses through film the vital environmental concerns of global warming, the safety of our food supply, sustainable living, and more. Green Screens is programmed by Isa Cucinotta and Marian Masone.