As noted on their website, “The film ‘Water Makes Money’ will cast light on explosive new developments (against water privatization and in favour of reclaiming water as a public trust). It will show what Paris and other French communities have learned from the rule of Veolia & Co., and how they have managed to retake control of the water. Examples from Europe and America expand the film into a teaching example for the entire world! ‘Water Makes Money’ will provide encouragement: Water in the hands of the people is possible!”
The Council of Canadians and the Blue Planet Project are helping to promote the film, as are our friends and allies at Food & Water Watch, Eau Secours, and Greenpeace, to name just a few.
To see a trailer of the film, please go to http://www.watermakesmoney.com/en/trailer.html. We also encourage you to visit the home-page of their website at http://www.watermakesmoney.com/en/home.html.
Listen to Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow make an appeal for financial support for the film:
The film will be available in French and English (as well as German), and will premiere in Europe on Thursday September 23. It is our hope to be able to make this film available to chapters and local communities in Canada later in the fall. Given it addresses the experience of Veolia in Paris, the film may become part of our campaign against Veolia’s wastewater contract in Winnipeg.