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Is water part of a shared "commons," a human right for all people? Or is
it a commodity to be bought and sold and traded in the global
marketplace?

National Theatrical Premier of Thirst: A groundbreaking film that
portrays the conflict between public stewardship of water and private
profit

The Roxie Theater    
3117 16th Street at Valencia, San Francisco
Friday June 18   Thursday June 24
6:15 pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm
weekend matinees 2:00 and 4:00 pm

Bay Area filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman will attend Fri.,
Sat. and Sunday showings at 6:15 and 8:00 for post screening
discussions.
Guest speakers will be present at many showings.  On Thurs., June 24
after the 6:15 and 8:00 showings Jim Schultz from the Democracy Center
will give an update on the struggle against water privatization in
Cochamaba, Bolivia.

THIRST tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the
United States that are asking these fundamental questions, as water
becomes the most valuable global resource of the 21st Century.

Global corporations are rapidly buying up local water supplies and
privatizing water utilities in places like Stockton, CA.  As communities
suddenly lose control of their most precious resource, citizens and
governments battle to reaffirm public stewardship and basic water
rights.

This ground breaking film reveals how efforts by powerful corporations
to commodify the world's water supplies have become a strong catalyst
for community resistance to globalization. 

A benefit for:
Public Citizen's Water for All
www.citizen.org\california
510 663 0888 

Please contact us if you can help with publicity!  Please spread the
word! Thanks!

Juliette Beck
California Coordinator and Senior Organizer
Water for All Campaign
Public Citizen
510 663 0888 ext. 101
http://www.citizen.org/california
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.