What if you lived by the largest body of fresh water in the world but could no longer afford to use it?
The Water Front is the story of an American city engaged in a heated battle over water privatization, 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. The film raises timely questions such as; Who determines the future of shared public resources? What are alternatives to water privatization?
The documentary film won several awards, was screened in over 50 festivals, was broadcast on Netflix, The Documentary Channel, PBS Detroit, on Saragaza television and around the world. In coordination with a national environmental organization, Food and Water Watch, the film toured around the Great Lakes visiting 30 cities and continues to be incorporated into class and learning guides including the Oxfam curriculum guide on gender and global issues.The documentary is accompanied by a viewing/curriculum guide.