FlowPlease join me in viewing the 2008 award winning film on the global water crisis.

FLOW: For Love of the Great Lakes

Dear Supporter of the Great Lakes,

We hope you will join former Governor Bill Milliken, film maker Irena Salina, environmental attorney Jim Olson, author Dave Dempsey (Water for Sale), and Terry Swier, President of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, for MCWC’s upcoming event, Flow: For Love of the Great Lakes, on November 16.

The event features Irena Salina’s film, Flow: For Love of Water, at Traverse City’s State Theatre with a reception immediately following at the Opera House. Please consider signing on as a sponsor to help launch the campaign to protect the public trust, remove the product exception.

"Water is the sleeping giant issue of the 21st Century and we all need to wake up about it.  FLOW opens our eyes about the greatest threat  of our time - the global water crisis.  It is a compelling and passionate film. Its engaging narrative will grip the viewer." ~Robert Redford

Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.

Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.

Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question "CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?"

Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.

"FLOW exposes the efforts of a few rapacious corporations to exploit the world's water for their own profit. It illuminates the responsibility we who consume that water at $9 a gallon bare for the devastation that ensues. It is a clarion call to action to all those who care about the future we leave our children, to oppose and end this usurpation of our planet's life blood. It is brilliant and not to be missed." ~James Cromwell


  • Learn about world water issues, the Great Lakes, and public trust of citizens
  • Attend Panel and Q & A with director Irena Salina and special guests
  • Enjoy locally-donated food, cash bar, and entertainment with cellist Crispin Campbell, songwriters Seth and Daisy May, keyboardist Jimmy Olson, and poet Michael Delp.
  • Join a grassroots citizens’ drive to amend water law with adoption of public trust, correct the Great Lakes Compact, and ban the private export of water
  • Sponsors will be recognized in a power point at the event Please send your contribution along with your return address to MCWC, P.O. Box 1, Mecosta, MI 49332.

Any questions please email tswier@centurytel.net or call 231.972.8856. Your two complimentary tickets will be mailed to you. If contributions are received after November 12 , you must pick the tickets at the State Theatre on the day of the event.

Suggested Donation:

$15 per adult, $25 per couple (includes reseved tickets to the film premier)


Foreign Exchange -- video interview with FLOW Director Irena Salina/Daljhit Dhaliwal
New York Times
Washington Post
Los Angeles Times
Boing Boing
Philadelphia Weekly
Slant Magazine
USA Today
Rotten Tomatoes
The Huffington Post
The Daily Green
Circle Of Blue
Shekhar Kapur


©2008 Media Release by Utopian Empire Creativeworks
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