RESISTANCE CINEMA Presents “TAPPED”, from Atlas Films, Produced & directed by Stephanie Soechtig, Co-Producer Sarah Gibson,Co-director, editor Jason Lindsey, Executive Producers Michael & Michelle Walrath (2010, 76 min)
WHEN: Sunday February 14th 1:15 pm
WHERE: Community Church NYC, Gallery Room, 28 East 35th st. @Park ave.
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated
“Bottled water is the greatest advertising and marketing trick of all time” -
from an interview in the movie Tapped
Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig's debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.
From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.
From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unwitting chips on the table. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public's right to water.
Tapped illustrates the impact of the global water crisis on America and what we can do as individuals to enact change sooner rather than later. The film touches on issues of water privatization, environmental impacts, lax regulation, health impacts, bottle bills, but the most compelling case they make is for the dangers of all that plastic. It examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.
Only about 10% of the 10 billion bottles of water sold each year are recycled; the rest end up in our landfills. Bottled water now outsells milk and juice in the USA and tons of greenhouse gases are generated each day to deliver those millions of bottles of water to retailers, businesses and homes across North America. These facts, along with numerous other concerns, have resulted in an increased attack against bottled water.
The issue of water rights strikes at the very nerve center of the 21st century’s fundamental political dividing line: the conflict between private corporate power and the broader public interest.