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"Blue Gold" addresses worldwide shortage of fresh water

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The College’s Cultural Events and Office of International Programs will co-host the free screening of the documentary Blue Gold: World Water Wars at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. Some business circles have referred to fresh water as “blue gold” just as oil is called “black gold.” This film features interviews with 13 specialists who address the worldwide shortage of fresh water. It also follows numerous examples of people around the world fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases, revised constitutions and violent revolutions, to U.N. conventions and local protests at grade schools. Blue Gold is produced and directed by Sam Bozzo and narrated by Malcolm McDowell. It is based on the 2003 book Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. For more information visit www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com.