52 Minutes, 2013
Water is largely taken for granted by consumers but it's becoming "blue gold" in the 21st century. Troubled Water is a 52 minute documentary which examines the threats to public water systems and watersheds using the East Coast of Vancouver Island as a case study. Privatization, public private partnerships (P3's or P4's Public Pays for Private Profits), privately owned community watersheds, vulnerable aquifers, over-development, ground water contamination and international trade agreements all undermine the safety and security of public water systems, public ownership and the fundamental human right to access clean drinking water.
Profiling a variety of water sources that represent typical water systems across North America, Troubled Water uncovers the common threats to these systems. The film highlights some good examples of watershed stewardship and encourages viewers to work toward maintaining water as a public trust in their own communities.
Personal use DVD's of Troubled Water can be purchased online with the button below or by sending a cheque or money order for $31 (Includes tax and shipping) payable to Manly Media to Box 1093 Station A Nanaimo BC V9R 6E7.