flow film penzance

still from FLOW the film

After watching the excellent – if inevitably depressing – docu-film The End of the Line about the excesses of the global fishing industry a few weeks back, I remembered just how rewarding and effective a well-made documentary can be, and vowed to watch more.

On Thursday, to tie in with UN World Water Day the following week, there’s a free Cornwall screening of the award-winning US docu-film FLOW (For the Love of Water). A nano-search on google threw up enough interesting results to capture my attention: ‘designed to awaken the most somnolent consumer’ (New York Times); ‘heartbreaking and infuriating’ (Washington Post); ‘informative, disturbing and enthralling’ (Rotten Tomatoes).

The film’s own tagline is ‘Can anyone really own water?’. I think we all probably know what the answer should be but I have this sinking feeling it’s not going to be as simple as that…

The Lugger, Promenade, Penzance (http://www.theluggerhotel.co.uk).  Thursday 18th March, 7pm for 7.30pm. Free but donations welcome.