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Water Wars (2010)

Water Wars (2010)

An old but timely documentary about a very serious world problem. Water Wars (2010) When Drought, Flood and Greed Collide Director: Jim Burroughs Studio: Earth Now! / Cinema Libre CLS1097 Video: 4:3 color Audio: English PCM mono Subtitles: English Narrated by Martin Sheen Extras: Earth Song video; Bio of Kazi Nazul Islam, author of Oh My River Deep; Behind the scenes of Water Wars; Trailer Length: 55 min. Rating: ***** While this documentary is mainly about Bangladesh, it points out the very serious problems going on thruout the world with water, and says that the Third World War, if there is one, will be over water rights. The country of Bangladesh, the poorest in the world, is prey to every threat from water known to man. It regularly has devastating floods due to dams in India (which surrounds the country on three sides) dumping their excess water in the wet season directly into Bangladesh. Then India siphons off river water during the dry season, creating deserts in Bangladesh that are nothing but sand where previously there was a big river. The natives are forced to dig more wells for drinking water, and often this water has serious arsenic poision that […]