POV 1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 17, Episode 4 Thirst
First Aired: July 13, 2004
“Thirst,” an emotional exploration of the downside of water privatization in Bolivia and India, also chronicles efforts to stem a privatization drive in Stockton, Cal., and visits a 2003 international water conference in Kyoto, Japan. In India, the hour asserts, water can cost more than milk, and while that's not the case in Stockton, activists still fear losing control. “Water,” says one, “is the next OPEC.” Produced and directed by Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow.