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Thirst
POV Season 17
Feature Film | 07/13/2004 | 53 Mins

Population growth, pollution, and scarcity are turning water into "blue gold," the oil of the 21st century. Examining water conflicts in Bolivia, India and Stockton, California, Thirst shows that popular opposition to the privatization of water sparks remarkable coalitions that cross partisan lines. This film is a piercing look at the conflict between public stewardship and private profit, where activists claim that water is a human right and corporations declare it a commodity.