Winter Speaker Series
Subject: Tapped- The Politics of Bottled H2O- Film Premier
Speaker: Emily Posner, Coordinator, Defending Water for Life in Maine
When: Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Frontier Café, Fort Andros, Brunswick
This event is open to the public. Pre-registration and $10.00 donation are suggested. Attendance is limited. To register, contact the Frontier Café at 207-725-5222.
Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right or is water a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) on Wednesday, November 11th at 7pm for the second presentation in their 13th season’s Winter Speaker Series; ‘Tapped’, a robust behind the scenes documentary of the bottled water industry with a discussion led by Emily Posner, Coordinator for Defending Water for Life in Maine.
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 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.
This event is co-sponsored by Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, Defending Water for Life in Maine, and Bowdoin College Student Environmental Activist Group: The Evergreens. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay works to protect and improve the Bay through land protection, education, research and advocacy. Defending Water for Life works to protect Maine's water for human and natural communities for toady and future generations. The Evergreens is Bowdoin's student run environmental group promoting environmental action and awareness throughout the campus community, and acting as a model and as a resource for a greener college. Support for this feature was also provided by Atlas Films, Patagonia Outlet in Freeport and the Frontier Café. A $10.00 minimum donation is suggested for this event to help defray screening costs. An additional showing of Tapped will be featured at the Frontier at 5pm, November 11, 2009.
The FOMB Winter Speaker Series takes place monthly from October-May on the second Wednesday. The December presentation, Canine Carnivores, features Geri Vistein, Conservation Biologist for Project Coyote. This event will take place 7pm. Wednesday December 9 at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The series, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Friends of Merrymeeting Bay with support and valuable door prizes from Patagonia Outlet in Freeport.