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     FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER
U.S.A., 2008, 94 mins, Color

MICHIGAN PREMIERE

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Director: Irena Salina
Executive Producer: Stephen Nemeth
Producer: Steven Starr
Co-Producers: Gill Holland, Yvette Tomlinson 
Cinematographers: Pablo De Selva, Irena Salina
Editors: Caitlin Dixon, Madeleine Gavin, Andrew Mondshein

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2008 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL



Irena Salina’s cautionary documentary is determined to stir things up. Water, the quintessence of life, sustains every creature on Earth. The time has come when we can no longer take this precious resource for granted. Unless we effect global change, impoverished nations could be wiped from the planet. Roused by a thirst for survival, people around the world are fighting for their birthright.

Under the cover of darkness, African plumbers secretly reconnect shantytown water pipes to ensure a community’s survival. A California scientist exposes toxic public water supplies. A “water guru” promotes community-based initiatives to provide water throughout India. The CEO of a billion-dollar water company argues for privatization as the wave of the future. A Canadian author pops the cork on bottled water, unveiling the disturbing realities that drive profits in the global water business. 

Flow: For Love of Water is an inspired, yet disturbingly provocative, wake-up call. The future of our planet is drying up rapidly. Focusing on pollution, human rights, politics, and corruption, filmmaker Salina constructs an exceptionally articulate profile of the precarious relationship uniting human beings and water. While each community’s challenges are unique, the message is universal--the time to turn the tide is now.
    --Courtesy of 2008 Sundance Film Festival
Irena Salina
Born in France, Irena started her career at 15 as a radio journalist in Paris, then worked in production in various capacities on numerous US films before writing and directing her first short, See You on Monday, sponsored by LifeTime Television for the Hamptons Film Festival. Her first film, Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim (2000) is an award-winning documentary that delves into the remarkable life of St. Louis-born artist Judith Deim. GhostBird was featured at many festivals, won Best Documentary at the 15th Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, the Presidents’ Award at Mexico’s prestigious Ajijic Film Festival, and is an evergreen audience favorite on the Sundance Channel.
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Showings
06/13/08 07:00 PMVenue 3 (HS)
Saugatuck High School Auditorium
401 Elizabeth Street
 
06/15/08 04:30 PMVenue 3 (HS)
Saugatuck High School Auditorium
401 Elizabeth Street
 


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