Irena Salina: Director of the water documentary FLOW

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Green Radio episode 158: Documenting the Global Water Crisis with FLOW director Irena Salina

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My guest on today's show is Flow's director Irena Salina. She started her career at the age of 15 as a radio journalist in Paris. 

Her first feature length film Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim (2000) won Best Documentary at the 15th Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and the Presidents' Award at Mexico's prestigious Ajijic Film Festival

The film, the brainchild of director Irena Salina, opened in September of 2008 and has helped to bring a greater awareness to many about the seriousness of these issues and the risks to mankind and the environment if we do not take action now to curtail present-day activities by corporations and governments that may threaten basic water rights for a large percentage of the world's population. The film has also helped bring a heretofore unheard of term into the public lexicon: Water Rights.

Wired Magazine referred to the documentary as the "scariest movie at the Sundance Film Festival" after its screening there in 2008.