Film Explores Drinking Water as Basic Human Right
Transition Town Manchester’s ‘One Earth’ Film Series presents the movie ‘Tapped’ at Mark Skinner Library on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 p.m. Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.
From the producers of ‘Who Killed the Electric Car’ and ‘I.O.U.S.A.,’ this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.
From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unwitting chips on the table. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public’s right to water. There will be a short discussion afterwards. The suggested donation is $5. Get more information at transitiontownmanchester.org and tappedthemovie.com.