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Blue gold. Widescreen : [videorecording] world water wars / a Purple Turtle Films production ; presented by Mark Achbar and Si Litvinoff ; produced, written, and directed by Sam Bozzo.

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  • ISBN: 0793670209
  • ISBN: 9780793670208
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Blue Jay, Calif.] : Purple Turtle Films ; 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from credits.
DVD menu does not give any closed captioning options.
Originally released as a documentary in 2008.
Based on the book Blue gold : the fight to stop the corporate theft of the world's water, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke.
Special features include: trailer, filmmaker interview, and deleted scenes.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Original music, Hannes Bertolini and Thomas Aichinger ; cinematography and editor, Sam Bozzo.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Malcolm McDowell.
Summary, etc.: "Wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Will ours too?"--Container.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD; NTSC; widescreen; region 1; Dolby Digital; letterboxed.
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Soundtrack in English with some French, Spanish, Slovak, and other various languages, with English subtitles or voice over.
Awards Note: Vancouver International Film Festival, Best Environmental Film, Audience Choice, 2008; European Independent Film Festival, Best Ecological Film; Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Documentary Film.

Available copies

  • 2 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library DVD/ 333 BLUE (Text) DVD Available -
Subject: Water resources development > Government policy.
Water-supply > Management
Water-supply > Economic aspects.
Water utilities
Genre: Nonfiction films
Feature films
Documentary films
Film adaptations
Environmental films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired

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