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Thursday, March 12, 2009

BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS- “A must see film for every person on the planet.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“A must see film for every person on the planet.” - Greenmuze.com

“Sounds the same sweeping alarms as Inconvenient Truth, only about our dwindling water supplies.” - Toronto Star

BLUE GOLD:
WORLD WATER WARS

Sam Bozzo’s Critically-Acclaimed Documentary,
Narrated by Golden Globe® Nominee Malcolm McDowell,
Debuts on DVD April 7

Bonus Features Include Deleted Scenes and Filmmaker Interview


LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (March 6, 2008) – Blue Gold: World Water Wars, the award-winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo, debuts on DVD April 7. Based on the acclaimed book by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark, the film examines the global conflicts past, present, and future, created by the privatization and commoditization of our fresh water supply. Blue Gold features insightful interviews with international experts, heroic citizens leading battles for their right to survive, and narration by Golden Globe® nominee Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, TV’s “Heroes”). Bonus features include deleted scenes and interviews with the filmmakers. Blue Gold: World Water Wars, which won the Audience Choice Award for Best Environmental Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Beloit International Film Festival, will be available for $24.99 SRP.

SYNOPSIS: In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows, resulting in the desertification of the earth. Corporate giants profit by forcing developing countries to privatize their shrinking water supply. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes to turn a global catastrophe into a product. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain, military control of water emerges, and a new geopolitical map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars. We follow numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions, from U.N. conventions to military take-overs, from local protests at grade schools to kidnappings and even murder. As Maude Barlow proclaims, “This is our revolution, this is our war”. A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity. Will we survive?

Blue Gold: World Water Wars will be released on DVD in conjunction with World Water Day (March 22) and Earth Day (April 22).

Based on the ground-breaking book by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, Blue Gold: World Water Wars was directed by Sam Bozzo, executive produced by Mark Achbar (The Corporation) and Si Litvinoff (The Man Who Fell to Earth), and narrated by Malcolm McDowell. Go to www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com for more information.

BASICS
DVD: $24.99
Street Date: April 7, 2009
Order Date: March 3, 2009
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English
Studio: PBS Distribution
Catalog #: BGWW601
UPC Code: 841887010214


Publicity Contacts:
mPRm Public Relations
Nahal Mogharabi, 323/933-3399 ext. 4273
nmogharabi@mprm.com



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