September 5, 2013 at 11:39 am

Documentary Series on Climate Change Kicks Off with FLOW, Sept. 6

Ohio University’s Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics, in coordination with OHIO’s Common Experience Project on Sustainability, announces a documentary film series: “Ethics for Earth:  Climate Change and Water,” which begins with a screening of the FLOW (2008, 93 minutes) on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in Scripps 111 (next to Alden Library, across from Baker Center).

The film screening is hosted by Institute Director Dr. Alyssa Bernstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the College of Arts & Sciences, who will moderate discussion among interested attendees after the screening.  The event is free and open to the campus community. The documentary series kicks off on the eve of the Watershed Summit to be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Ridges.

FLOW is an award-winning documentary investigation into what some experts consider the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century—the world water crisis.  The director builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply.  This documentary film launched a Right To Water campaign to add a 31st article to the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, In 2008 it was screened for the United Nations General Assembly.  In 2010, a resolution co-sponsored by 35 countries called on the UN General Assembly to recognize the Right To Water. The resolution passed with the support of 122 countries representing more than 5 billion people, despite opposition from the United States, the United Kingdom and their allies.  FLOW focuses on the people and institutions developing new technologies and providing practical solutions to the water crisis.

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