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‘The Coca-Cola Case’ screening in Ottawa

This evening Council of Canadians Director of Organizing Carleen Pickard introduced the film ‘The Coca-Cola Case’ to more than 250 people at a theatre at Carleton University in Ottawa.

The film by German Gutierrez and Carmen Garcia is a powerful telling of efforts to hold Coca-Cola accountable for the murder, torture and intimidation of union activists in Colombia.

The film also tells of the draining of wells and polluting of rivers in India by Coca-Cola. During the discussion, Gutierrez, the film’s director, stated that Coca-Cola knows the price of a litre of water anywhere in the world. He also noted Coca-Cola’s ownership of Dasani bottled water.

Council chairperson Maude Barlow and MP Peter Julian are in attendance, along with water campaigner Meera Karunananthan, youth activist Julian Taylor-Patterson, and his dad.

To learn more about the film, please go to http://films.nfb.ca/the-coca-cola-case/.

If you have the opportunity to see the film – or to help organize a screening in your community – I would strongly encourage you to do so.

This evening’s screening was presented by Carleton Cinema Politica and the Council of Canadians.