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Documentary about water to be shown Feb. 17

January 25, 2010

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A film, "Tapped," will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Procrastinator Theatre in MSU's Strand Union Building. Admission is free.

The event is sponsored by ASMSU Sustainability and and NECO.

Event organizers say that Tapped is a timely documentary and 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. It is from the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A.

From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities that are unwitting chips on the table. Organizers call it a powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, and one that features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public's right to water.

The film won the Indie Award for Excellence in filmmaking and was chosen by the International Documentary Association to be a 2010 Academy Award contender for Best Documentary Film

The screening will be the Montana premiere of "Tapped."

For more information, visit Tappedthemovie.com or e-mail ASMSUsustain@montana.edu