What if you lived by the largest body of fresh water in the world but could no longer afford to use it?
Residents of Highland Park, Michigan, known as the birthplace of the auto-industry, have received water bills as high as $10,000; they have had their water turned off, their homes foreclosed, and are struggling to keep water, a basic human right, from becoming privatized. The Water Front is the story of an American city in crisis but it is not just about water. The story touches on the very essence of our democratic system and is an unnerving indication of what is in store for residents around the world facing their own water struggles. (53 minutes, 2007).
Preceded by a presentation from the “Bottled Water Interns,” Melody Oliphant ’13 and Hailey Still ’12 on their work this semester in eliminating bottled water once and for all from the Wesleyan Campus!
Date: Tonight, April 19
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: PAC 002