NEWS: Nestle pressures Guelph to not screen 'Tapped' documentary

Brent Patterson
8 years ago

The Guelph Mercury reports, “The city pulled the plug on screening a film that portrayed Nestle Waters North America in a bad light after receiving sharply-worded correspondence from John Challinor, director of corporate affairs of the Aberfoyle-based Nestle Waters Canada. Tapped was slated to run during Guelph Water Services’ Documentary Nights in September, a series of three films about water conservation and water management, presented in conjunction with the Wellington Water Watchers.” The website for the documentary states, "Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig's debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water." You can read more about the film here.

We will continue to press for this film to be screened in Guelph, and perhaps organize our own screening in the city, but we also encourage activists across Canada to organize a screening of this film too. And please note that the Council of Canadians is also ordering DVD copies for public screenings of‘ ‘Bottled Life: The Truth About Nestle’s Business With Water’, which recently premiered in Vancouver, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=16875.

The Guelph Mercury article is at http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/810475--city-cancels-film-screening-after-complaint-from-nestle-waters.