Award-winning film to screen on campus sounds alarm on global water supply crisis
RELEASED: September 25, 2008
DANVILLE, KY—Director Irena Salina sounds the alarm in her award-winning film, FLOW: For the Love of Water, which will be shown at Centre College on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Newlin Hall of the College's Norton Center for the Arts. The 83-minute film examines water as a resource in peril across the planet. The screening is free and open to the public. [Click here to view the film's trailer.]
Co-producer Gill Holland will be on campus to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. Holland, Spirit Award nominee for Producer of the Year, has produced more than 40 films, including Sundance favorites Spring Forward, Loggerheads, triple winner Hurricane Streets and the FOX sitcom Greg The Bunny. Holland also was executive producer for Spirit Award winner Sweetland, HBO's Emmy-nominated documentary Dear Jesse, and most recently The Adventures of Power. Holland and his wife Augusta, who live in Louisville, are currently renovating The Green Building, the first LEED-certified fully sustainable building in the city.
About the film
Interviews with scientists and activists reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human level, and the film asks the question, "Can anyone really own water?" [Click here to listen to Salina discuss these issues on NPR's Bob Edwards Weekend show; her interview begins at the 28:20 mark.]
Beyond identifying this urgent 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.
About the director
For more information on Holland, Salina and FLOW, click here.
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