If you think fighting over oil is bad, well, you need to do your homework NOW, because the “water wars” have already begun– and if people don’t take interest in water issues NOW, they are going to get much, much uglier. Look at it this way: We can live without oil, just ask any Maasai or San, but no one, including our plants (read: food), can live without water. Some people, like ex-President Jimmy Carter and ex-Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, are even saying that the issues in the Gaza Strip are really about water, and not religion, as our media often leads us to believe. (Do your homework!)
Anyway, this Thursday, is your chance to get a taste of some of the current and looming water issues, in a warm-fuzzy, visceral way….by the screening of the independent film, One Water. One Water adopts an innovative approach to reach a wide audience, around the globe, with visually poetic stories about our changing relationship to water.
This full-length version (only 48 min) features internationally renowned personalities such as the Dalai Lama, Vandana Shiva, Robert Kennedy Jr., among others, an unforgettable soundtrack, and includes compelling visual sequences from 14 countries around the globe. It is winner of multiple international awards.
One Water leaves audiences with a series of provocative questions that culminate in one that will impact all of our futures: Is water a human right or a commodity? Through a starkly emotional journey, the audience is invited to bear witness and encouraged to recognize this major global crisis as his or her very own. Following this film, well, you are going to want to talk about water for HOURS, therefore, there will be a rooftop reception following the film, complete with a Q & A session!
**For a complete synopsis and trailer, click here!
9/1 THURSDAY GREEN SCREEN 4
GREEN SCREEN 4 “ONE WATER” + END OF SUMMER ROOFTOP RECEPTION
6:00PM DOORS OPEN
6:45PM SCREENING STARTS / Q&A FOLLOWS THE FILM
7:30PM ROOFTOP RECEPTION
INTERNATIONAL LIFELINE FUND
2101 L Street, N.W. Suite 1000, WDC 20037
* Admission by VOLUNTARY DONATION / RESERVATION.
RSVP required, go here to RSVP: http://dcfilminstitute.org/onewater/
Thank you, Washington Film Institute!