Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blue Planet Film Festival

The first annual Blue Planet Film Festival will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday March 27th, 2009 at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston, MA.

Co-hosted by the Friedman School and the interdisciplinary Water Science, Systems and Society Program of Tufts University, the festival will include a free viewing of a feature length film, short, and question and answer panel of experts. This should be an excellent networking opportunity.

The festival features the film Flow directed by Irena Salina and the short Drop of Life directed by Shalini Kantayya. Both works examine the threat of water shortages and the growing tension between water rights and the privatization of water. Water rights issues have widespread consequences. As Vice President Ismail Serageldin of the World Bank once famously stated, “The next world war will be over water.”

“The festival is an opportunity for students to learn about threats to ensuring water as a human right and positive action they can be a part of,” states organizer and Friedman student Ashley Colpaart.

Date: March 27th 2009
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy 150 Harrison Ave Boston, MA.

Light snacks will be served.

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