The Water Front

Miller, Liz
http://www.waterfrontmovie.com/

Year Published:  2007  
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX8038

Follows the heated struggle between residents, water workers and corporate managers in Highland Park, Michigan to spotlight what many of us take for granted - the right to affordable water.

Abstract:  Follows one of the first water battles playing out in the United States from an environmental justice perspective. Residents of Highland Park, known as the birthplace of the auto-industry, have received high water bills, they have had their water turned off, their homes foreclosed, and are in the midst of a fight to keep their water from becoming privatized. The Water Front follows one woman's struggle to organize a grassroots campaign to keep her home and defend affordable water as a basic human right. The film is an unnerving indication of what is in store for cities around the world facing an impending global water crisis. 53 mins.

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