Monday, October 05, 2009

Documentary on Water Privatization

Liz Miller's documentary The Water Front (53 minutes) tells the story of residents of Highland Park, Michigan and their struggle against the privatization of the local water supply. Highlighting how a system prone to corruption affects basic human rights, this moving account foreshadows what could be in store for municipalities around the world facing their own water challenges.

When: October 9, 2009 at 7 pm
Where: "The Gallery" at John Haynes Holmes House
28 East 35th Street, Manhattan
suggested donation $5

*New York State’s water supply is currently threatened by gas drilling in the Marcellus shale. Joe Levine, chair of NYH2O, will be on hand before the screening to discuss this critical local issue and what we can do to prevent the destruction of our watershed. He will also be showing an 8 minute clip from Josh Fox's film "Water Under Attack".

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