GenreDocumentary Budget100,000 USD Duration CountryUnited States
CastWangari Maathai WriterMaude Barlow, Tony Clarke Release dateOctober 7, 2008 (2008-10-07) (Vancouver International Film Festival) Similar moviesDemocracy Is ..., The Masters of Terror, RoboCop, Untitled Bill Clinton Documentary, V for Vendetta, District 9
Blue Gold: World Water Wars is a 2008 documentary film by Sam Bozzo, based on the book Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke.
It was produced by Mark Achbar and Si Litvinoff and was narrated by Malcolm McDowell. The film was first screened on October 9, 2008, at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive.
Blue Gold: World Water Wars examines environmental and political implications of the planets dwindling water supply, and posits that wars in the future will be fought over water. The film also highlights some success stories of water activists around the world and makes a strong case for community action.
Critical reception and awards
Audience award for Best Environmental Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival
Ecology Now! award at the European Independent Film Festival
Jury prize for best documentary feature at the Newport Beach Film Festival