Blue Gold: World Water Wars

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Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Blue Gold World Water Wars poster.jpg
Directed by Sam Bozzo
Produced by Mark Achbar
Si Litvinoff
Sam Bozzo
Written by Sam Bozzo
Maude Barlow
Tony Clarke
Narrated by Malcolm McDowell
Music by Hannes Bertolini
Thomas Aichinger
Edited by Sam Bozzo
Distributed by PBS
Release date
  • October 7, 2008 (2008-10-07) (Vancouver International Film Festival)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Blue Gold: World Water Wars is a 2008 documentary film by Sam Bozzo,[1] based on the book Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke.[2]

It was produced by Mark Achbar and Si Litvinoff and was narrated by Malcolm McDowell. The film was first screened on October 9, 2008, at the Vancouver International Film Festival.[3]


Blue Gold: World Water Wars examines environmental and political implications of the planet's dwindling water supply, and posits that wars in the future will be fought over water.[4] The film also highlights some success stories of water activists around the world.

Critical reception and awards[edit]

  • Audience award for Best Environmental Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival[5][6]
  • Ecology Now! award at the European Independent Film Festival[7]
  • Jury prize for best documentary feature at the Newport Beach Film Festival[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GreenMuze Staff (August 27, 2008). "Blue Gold: World Water Wars. An Interview With Film Director Sam Bozzo". Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ Larraine Cox, Jan (February 27, 2009). "Water Water Everywhere: Blue Gold at the Kent Film Festival". Chronogram Magazine. Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ Ferreras, Jesse (26 September 2008). "Blue Gold examines the politics of water". north shore news. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Film Review - Blue Gold: World Water Wars". TreeHugger. 
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  6. ^ "Awards Roundup: October 1-13, 2008". International Documentary Association. 
  7. ^ "Awards Roundup: March 18-24, 2009". International Documentary Association. 
  8. ^ Chang, Richard (May 4, 2009). "It's a wrap for the Newport Beach Film Festival". The OC Register. Retrieved May 25, 2009. 

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