Main basse sur l'eau (Lords of Water)

Year: 2020
Country: France
Director: Jérôme Fritel
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 88 min.
Age: 12+

A true eye-opening investigative documentary about the international financialization of one of our most precious natural resources: water!

They call it ’blue gold.’ Around the world, demand for water is exploding. By 2050, at least one in four will live in a country suffering from water shortages - creating ideal conditions for a new market.
Goldman Sachs, HSBC, UBS, Allianz, Deutsche Bank, BNP. Banks, investment funds and hedge funds are all rushing to invest billions of euros in anything related to water. A real monopoly of water has begun.

From California to Australia, from New York to London via Marseille, we investigate the financialization of water. New power relations are being established and access to water is being threatened.
It’s a battle taking place on many fronts: ideological, political, environmental, and of course, economic. The fate of nearly 10 billion inhabitants around the world depends on its outcome.

APRIL 23, 5:00 PM
Public Talk: War for Water

Awards & Festivals:

Special Jury Award (Water, Sea, Oceans International Film Festival 2020, Czech Republic)
Coup de cœur du jury du Prix Tournesol au Festival du Film Vert 2020 (Switzerland)
FIPADOC 2020 (France)
Millenium International Festival 2020 (Belgium)
Ecofalante International Environmental Film Festival 2020 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Seoul Eco Film Festival 2020 (South Korea)
NaturVision Film Festival 2020 (Germany)
BZN International Film Festival 2020 (USA)
Life After Oil International Film Festival 2020 (Italy)
ČZU Film Fest 2020  (Czech Republic)
International Sustainable Living Film Festival 2020 (Turkey)
Ekotopfilm Envirofilm Festival 2021 (Slovakia)
Globale Mittelhessen Documentary Film Festival 2021 (Germany)
Festival International du Film Eau et Climat FIFEC 2021 (Belgium)