Films – Water

Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Director: Sam Bozo, 2008, Source: PBS
Presents worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to UN conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools.  Teaching guides  available from World Savvy and the The Science Room. Time: 90 minutes
Grade Level: high school – adult

Director: Alan Snitow and Deborah KaufmanSource: Bullfrog Films, 2004
Looks at communities in the US, Bolivia and India to ask whether water is a commodity or a human right.  See 3-minute clip.  See available teaching guides.
Time: 62 minutes
Grade Level: high school – adult

Source: Greenpeace
Shows how industrial use of water in Mongolia has changed both the landscape and people’s lives.
Time: 7 minutes
Grade Level: high school

Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water
English and Spanish
Producer: Human Rights to Water
Advocacy film made to support the California grassroots efforts to have the State legislature approve a bill declaring water to be a human right.
Time: 2 minutes
Grade Level: high school – adult

Water Changes Everything
Producer: Charity: Water
Brief review of the causes and solutions of the global water crisis. For more information, visit:
Time: 3 ½  minutes
Grade Level: middle – high school