A CUPE British Columbia media release notes, “CUPE, Council of Canadians and the Richmond Food Security Society will host a free screening of the film ‘Water Makes Money’, April 10 at the Chinese Bunkhouse (Brittania Heritage Site). This free community event focused on keeping public services public…”
“Produced by Leslie Franke & Herdolor Lorenz, the film ‘Water Makes Money’ describes Europe’s disastrous experiment with water and wastewater privatization at the hands of big corporations as well as the wave of re-municipalization taking place as communities fight to keep control of these vital public resources. Examples from Europe and America expand the film into a teaching example for the entire world, providing encouragement that water in the hands of the people is possible.”
“‘Water is part of the commons, not belonging to anyone, but shared by all. It is life giving and everyone’s responsibility to keep it in public control and protect it from being bought, sold or traded for profit. Joining the Blue Communities Project is a great way to help protect water in your community,’ said Ava Waxman, Council of Canadians BC-Yukon organizing assistant.”
“Following the screening a panel of speakers including Zoe Magnus and John Nixon from CUPE and Ava Waxman from the Council of Canadians will take questions from the audience and provide tips on what local communities can do to prevent privatization of their water.”
‘Water Makes Money’ premiered in Europe in September 2010, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=4052. The Winnipeg chapter screened the film on March 22, 2011 during its campaign against Veolia’s ‘partnership’ with the city’s wastewater utility, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=6128.