Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question ‘Can anyone really own water?’ Beyond identifying the problem, ‘Flow’ also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis.
Irena Salina was born in France, 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’. Her first feature, ‘Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim’ (2000) is an award-winning documentary that delves into the remarkable life of Judith Deim, the artist.
Flow - For the Love of Water
2008, 93', color, video
Pablo de Salva, Irena Salina
Caitlin Dixon, Madeleine Gavin, Andrew Mondshein
The Group Entertainment, Steven Starr Productions
Festivals & Awards:
2008 Vail Film Festival - Best Documentary; 2008 Mumbai International Film Festival - International Jury Prize; 2008 United Nations Association Film Festival - Best Documentary