Friday, July 03, 2009

Tapped - the movie

A serious look at the scourge of bottled water - and what Nestle has done to the town of Fryeburg, ME. Nestle/Poland Spring has torn the town apart - and turned people against one another, through intimidation, blackmail (we'll set the IRS on you) and bribery. Anyone who dared dissent against Nestle is retaliated against. Just ask the town librarian. Local cable access broadcasts of a selectman's meeting showed a couple of inebriated local women who were put up to going after Emily Fletcher - calling for her resignation and suggesting she'd been stealing from the town. One of the aforementioned sots turns out to be working for Poland Spring. Their latest action was to ask the selectmen if there was a town ordinance against accusing people of being drunk. Not candidates for Mensa, those two. This is what Nestle has done to Fryeburg.

This movie is scheduled to be shown in Maine - but Nestle is trying to buy up all the tickets and make sure as few people see this film as possible. This trailer also shows some clips of Ohio Congressman, Dennis Kucinich, who understands the water issue better than most - and who told me all about the toxins in plastic water bottles one day on the campaign trail.

Tapped - the website
Check out the Tapped website to learn more about water issues and take action.


ALL said...

The Federal Reserve artificially lowers the interest rate making credit artificially cheap for consumers to use. As a result of the plentiful easy credit, people buy more than they would have otherwise, becoming wasteful and buying things out of convenience rather than out of necessity. Bottled water is one example of wasteful overconsumption and corporatism of the economy.

DissedBelief said...

This is unbelievable! And what happened to the citizens of a town pitchforking the bad guys out? There is no more unity or collective action by citizens, instead, there appears to be individual self interest and modus operandi. How very sad. This may very well be our demise as a "democratic" country.

Olga Morrill said...

We are showing "Tapped" at the Conway Public Library on Monday, March 22 at 6pm. My cousin Cimbria Badenhausen arranged it through the Sustainability Network. After the screening there will be discussion and drinks at Cafe Noche. The film is free and open to the public. You have to buy your own drinks, though. :)
Olga Morrill