Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there’s a company that has developed the art to perfection – The Nestlé Corporation. With the world’s population growing at an alarming rate, water is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity. As Maude Barlow, the United Nations’ former Senior Adviser on Water, declared, “The water crisis is perhaps the most urgent ecological and human threat of our time. More children die every year of lack of water than HIV, traffic accidents and war combined.” This film documents the booming business in bottled water by focusing on Nestlé, the global leader in this lucrative market, encompassing more than 70 of the world’s bottled water brands, including Perrier and San Pellegrino. Directed and produced by Urs Schnell. Co-produced by Dodo Hunziker. 

Bottled Life

2012 CH 90 min
Festival Year: 2013
Types: Documentary, Panel Discussion
Topic: Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans, Global Perspectives