WATER FRONT, THE
Date: 3/19/08 7:00 pm
Directed by: Liz Miller
THE WATER FRONT (Canada, 2007, 53 min.)
What if you lived by the largest body of fresh water in the world but could no longer afford to use it? Residents of Highland Park, Michigan, known as the birthplace of the auto industry, find themselves in this situation. They have received water bills as high as $10,000, have had their water turned off, their homes foreclosed and are struggling to keep their water from becoming privatized. The Water Front is the story of an American city in crisis but it is not just about water. This story touches on the very essence of our democratic system and is an unnerving indication of what is in store for residents around the world facing their own water struggles as water privatization battles crop up all over the U.S. and across the globe. Directed by Liz Miller, Red Lizard Media.
Introduced by K.J. Mohr, Film & Media Arts Programmer, National Museum of Women in the Arts. Discussion with filmmaker Liz Miller.
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