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UPDATE: ‘The Truth About Nestle’s Business With Water’ to premiere in Vancouver, Sept. 29

Tomorrow, ‘Bottled Life: The Truth About Nestle’s Business With Water’ will have its official Canadian premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival. In the film, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow says, “Nestlé is a predator, a water hunter.”

In an article about the film’s European premiere this past January, Tages-Anzeiger, a German-language Swiss national daily newspaper, reported, “In view of the fact that every day more children die from drinking dirty water than AIDS, war, traffic accidents and malaria put together, Maude Barlow, a former UN chief advisor for water issues, states: ‘When a company like Nestlé comes along and says, Pure Life (bottled water) is the answer, we’re selling you your own ground water while nothing comes out of your faucets anymore or if it does it’s undrinkable – that’s more than irresponsible, that’s practically a criminal act.'”

‘Bottled Life’ will be shown on September 29 at 7 pm at Vancity Theatre; October 5 at 10:45 am at Pacific Cinematheque; and on October 11 at 3:30 pm at Empire Granville 5.

The film may have had its first Canadian screening this past February when the Council of Canadians University of Alberta chapter showed it twice just prior to the University of Alberta granting Nestle chair Peter Brabeck-Letmathe an honorary degree for his work in “the preservation, distribution and management of one of humanity’s most vital resources: water”.

For more, please see http://canadians.org/blog/?p=13184, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=13602www.bottledlifefilm.com and www.viff.org.