WHERE : Artistry at 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore
WHEN : Monday 17 November 2014 at 7:45PM
The bar and kitchen (for cakes!) will be open, so come have something after dinner, meet, mingle and inspire!
Former CEO of Nestlé, Peter Brabeck once said, "The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution. And the other view says water is a foodstuff like any other and like any other foodstuff it should have a market. Personally I think it’s better to give foodstuff a market value..."
Most of us have been privileged enough to be able to afford clean water in either our convenient, bottled forms or through a reliable and accessible utility system, but the majority of undeveloped countries have a completely different reality. It's one thing to be unable to afford water, but a whole other one to have no access to what is considered a fundamental human need for survival.
The privatisation of water has been a point of contention for most activists and corporations. It may not seem like much, since clean water is easily accessible and affordable for the society we live in. Besides, the only avenues of clean water sources that we have do not stray far from bottled or tap variations. Nothing to worry about, we might say.
What happens when water is being taken from towns where people survive on procuring water from their wells, neighbouring lakes, rivers and other natural sources? Repackaged, commodified and sold at a premium for the sustainability of corporations, bottled water seems to be more than just a way of life.
In this film, Res Gehriger explores the truth behind the oh-so-common Bottled Life.