Genres: Documentary (2010)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Directors: Stephanie Soechtig
Starring Dennis Kucinich, Earl Blumenauer, Captain Charles Moore
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 (director of Under The Gun, Fed Up) 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.
Not only are we in a water crisis in which 2/3 of the planet will be without drinkable water in just 11 years, but multinational corporations are literally pillaging communities around the country for this precious resource and bottling into the very bottles, which contribute the plastic soup in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Consequently, we decided we wanted to do to bottled water what Al Gore did for energy efficient light bulbs – inspire people to make small changes and minor sacrifices that make a big impact. ~ Director, Stephanie Soechtig
“To start the process of change there is no better tool than curiosity and tapped certainly asks all the right questions! We need more must-see films like Tapped, in order to inspire the change and solution that our planet so desperately craves.” ~ David de Rothschild
“Eye-opening, informative and incredibly important for you to see…Tapped is another example of realizing film’s potential to inspire. This is a passionate documentary, well-executed from engaging and intelligent voices who will inform and entertain you with their movie. See it!” ~ Ben Lyons, E! Entertainment & At the Movies
For more information, please visit: tappedthemovie.com
Indie Fest Award of Excellence
Best Documentary, Anchorage International Film Festival
Best Documentary, Eugene International Film Festival
Best of Fest, Colorado Environmental Film Festival
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