The global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. We can manage this problem, but only if we are willing to act now. Last Call at the Oasis is a powerful new documentary that shatters myths behind our most precious resource. This film exposes defects in the current system, shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects and highlights individuals championing revolutionary solutions during the global water crisis. Firmly establishing the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we act now.
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“Last Call at the Oasis follows Payback, Surviving Progress and The Island President — to name only some of the most recent releases — in a drumbeat of elemental doom. The food we eat, the stuff we buy, the air we breathe, the fuel we burn, the water we drink: it’s all killing us!” – A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Inspired by Alex Prud’homme’s book The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the 21st Century, the movie sometimes widens its view to encompass the whole planet. But it emphasizes the United States, focusing on industrial and agricultural pollution and the drying of the Southwest.” – Mark Jenkins, NPR
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