Sunday, April 26, 2009
Screening of the documentary film Flow, a pot luck dinner,
and the dedication of Camp Jacob Education Center.
You are invited to a special event at Jacob's Well with a walk to the well, potluck dinner, the dedication of the Camp Jacob Education Center, and a screening of an award-winning movie dubbed "... the scariest film at the Sundance Film Festival." This film is a must-see for Wimberley area residents, who are facing challenges from groundwater overuse and unregulated development.
Schedule: 4:00 pm - Walk to Jacob's Well 4:30 pm - Potluck Dinner 5:30 pm - Dedication of Education Center 6:00 pm - Screening of Flow
For the pot luck dinner, always fun, please bring a main dish to share. Salad, paper products, and a non-alcoholic beverage will be provided.
Flow, Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation, reveals insights into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question: can anyone really own water?
Beyond identifying the problem, Flow also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround. This film provides a context for understanding the importance of creating policies to move the stewardship of our water resources into the hands of local communities and out of the hands of corporations.
Water is the very essence of life. It sustains every living being on this planet and without it, there would be nothing. Come join us to learn more about what is happening to our water here and across the world.
David Baker Executive Director Wimberley Valley Watershed Association
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