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FLOW: Summary

FLOW or for the love of water is a documentary about the crisis we are facing involving the limited supply of fresh water on earth. It shows various examples of ways that humans continue to deplete this source and the effect that this limited supply is having on people. Though this film features experts on this crisis it seems to be one sided in the case of only showing the opinions of people being effected by companies such as nestle polluting the water and not the opinions of the companies themselves.

One topic of the documentary that really struck me was the discussion of a river in Bolivia. This river is completely red with blood due to an upstream slaughterhouse dumping animal remains into it. People who depended on this river for a fresh water supply are now forced to find new sources. Rather than trying to clean up this mess the government just covers it with concrete.

Problems like the red river in Bolivia do not only happen in other countries. Companies like Nestle, Pepsi, and Coca Cola are polluting water here in the U.S. everyday. There are also chemicals in water here that are banned in other countries. These chemicals enter our bodies not only through drinking water but also through showering.

I thought that despite a level of bias FLOW was a very informative film. It got it’s point across and really impacted the viewer. I liked the way it showed examples of the effects of how oblivious people are to the importance of clean water from not only other countries but the U.S. too. This film is educational and entertaining at the same time which is hard to come across. I would definitely recommend watching it.

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  • My main goal for this semester is to do better than last semester which means I need to get all A’s and B’s.
  • My goals for my sophomore year of college include to continue getting good grades, decide on a major, and get more involved in the college community at UMW.
  • My goals for my junior and senior years of college are again to keep up with my grades, focus on attaining a degree in my major, begin looking for jobs and internships in my major, and to stay involved in my community.
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World facing ‘catastrophic consequences’ over looming water shortages

“World facing ‘catastrophic consequences’ over looming water shortages” is a factual article (however it does include some opinions from the author) published by Natural News: Natural Health News & Scientific Discoveries.
This article starts out by describing the importance and value of water calling it “the world’s most precious resource.”   It then goes on to describe the looming possibility of running out of this essential resource. There are three main causes of the depleting supply of fresh water. These causes are climate change, pollution, and overuse of resources. The opinion of the author is that the government should begin to ration water now before we begin to see consequences of our carelessness. 4.5 billion people live near a water source that is impaired or may run out soon if actions are not taken. Because populations are growing so quickly water supplies which are already dropping may not be able to keep up with this rapid growth. This article makes it clear that water is not as abundant as most people seem to think and sometime soon in the future people will be forced to realize that.