Directed by Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman • Documentary • 2004 • 62 minutes
Is water part of a shared "commons," a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be bought, sold, and traded in a global marketplace? THIRST tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the United States that are asking these fundamental questions, as water becomes the most valuable global resource of the 21st Century.
A character-driven documentary with no narration, this film reveals how the debate over water rights between communities and corporations can serve as a catalyst for explosive and steadfast resistance to globalization.