A timely film that addresses global warming and its
impact on the world’s water supply.
The nation of Bangladesh is prey to every threat from
water known to man. Water Wars: When Drought, Flood,
and Greed Collide tells the story of this land at war
with not only rising seas, but devastating floods and
droughts. And as this poor country sees less and less
river water during the dry season, it is forced to
dig deeper for more wells, encountering arsenic poisoning
that is filling hospitals and graveyards.
Today the struggle ‘with’ and ‘for’ water
has become a global crisis. Global warming is affecting
lowland countries around the world, with Bangladesh
among those at greatest risk. Jim Burroughs and his
crew spent two years on this project - in Bangladesh
where they witnessed flood, drought, and near-violent
protests; in India documenting the struggle of Indian
activists; in New Orleans after Katrina; and in Holland
where they examined its state-of-the-art canal and
The question we ask ourselves: can the global community
work together to deal with the impending calamity of
a global water war?
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