An intimate portrait of Canadian water activist Maude Barlow, considered an “international water-warrior” for her crusade to have water declared a human right, this film captures her public face as well as the unscripted woman behind the scenes. The camera shadows her life on the road in Canada and the United States over the course of a year as she serves as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water. Barlow states that, “water must be declared a public trust and a human right that belongs to the people, the ecosystem and the future, and preserved for all time and practice in law.” The film also presents several dramatic opposing arguments from policy and economic experts who argue that water is no different from any other resource, and that the best way to protect fresh water is to privatize it. Written, directed and produced by Liz Marshall.

Water On The Table

2010 CA 56 min
Festival Year: 2012
Types: Documentary
Topic: Climate Change, Freshwater & Oceans