Sundance film features work of Canadian activist Maude Barlow



    OTTAWA, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - A new documentary scheduled to be screened
at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival next week will showcase the work of
Canadian social justice advocate Maude Barlow. FLOW: For Love Of Water, a film
by award-winning director Irena Salina, shows how the global water crisis
affects communities around the world.
    The Los Angeles Times calls FLOW a "lively and engaging look at a truly
serious situation."
    Canadian author and chairperson of the Council of Canadians Maude Barlow
is featured prominently in the film as she uncovers the corporate profiteering
that drives global water business. Barlow has been invited to join the
director at the screening in Salt Lake City next week.
    Barlow has won several awards for her leading role in the international
movement to promote the right to water including the 2005 Right Livelihood
Award, commonly known as "the alternative Nobel." Her latest book, Blue
Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to
Water, outlines a plan to reverse the alarming trend of water commodification
which has led to environmental devastation, political turmoil and overwhelming
rates of water-related deaths around the world.
    Maude Barlow will be speaking to media in Salt Lake City and available
for phone interview.




For further information:

For further information: Meera Karunananthan, Media Officer, Council of
Canadians, (613) 233-4487 ext 234, (613) 795-8685 (cell), meera@canadians.org;
www.canadians.org

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