Lords of water

Director: Jerome Fritel

88 min,  France, 2020

Age restriction: 12+

Genre: Documentary

Online on coolconnection.ru from 15 to 25 April.

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A true eye-opening investigative documentary about the international financialization of one of our most precious natural resources: water!

They call it «blue gold». Around the world, demand for water is exploding. By 2050, at least one in four will live in a country suffering from water shortages – creating ideal conditions for a new market.

Goldman Sachs, HSBC, UBS, Allianz, Deutsche Bank, BNP. Banks, investment funds and hedge funds are all rushing to invest billions of euros in anything related to water. A real monopoly of water has begun.

From California to Australia, from New York to London via Marseille, we investigate the financialization of water. New power relations are being established and access to water is being threatened.

It’s a battle taking place on many fronts: ideological, political, environmental, and of course, economic. The fate of nearly 10 billion inhabitants around the world depends on its outcome.