Last Call at the Oasis

 

Year: 2011
Country: USA
Run Time: 105 minutes

From the company that brought us "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006), "Food, Inc." (2008), and "Waiting for Superman" (2010), comes LAST CALL AT THE OASIS—veteran director Jessica Yu's exposé on the current global water crisis of biblical proportions. Inspired by Alex Prud'homme's The Ripple Effect, this documentary highlights both the vital role that water plays—in fact, it is one of the few elements that all life depends on—and the terrifying reality that what we're not polluting or commercializing, we are rapidly running out of. With stunning landscape photography and brilliant interviews from water experts such as Erin Brockovich, Dr. Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti, and Robert Glenman, LAST CALL AT THE OASIS shatters myths about our most precious resource and illustrates how its misuse and climate change have already begun drastically hurting a number of communities worldwide. Though poignant and daunting, Yu's film proves entertaining and suprisingly upbeat, quenching our thirst for a way to fix the problems we've created for ourselves, but reminding us that we must act now. – M.M.

CIFF Screenings

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:45 AM
This screening is on Stand By.

Sidebars
Documentaries
Women Of The World
It's Easy Being Green

Director
Jessica Yu

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Jessica Yu is a director, producer, writer, and editor born in Palo Alto, California. She studied at Yale University before embarking on her award-winning filmmaking career, including the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject she won for 1996's "Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien."

Select Filmography
"Men of Reenaction" (1994), "The Living Museum" (1998), "In the Realms of the Unreal" (2004), "Protagonist" (2007), "Ping Pong Playa" (2007), LAST CALL AT THE OASIS (2011)

Print Source

IDP (A Samuel Goldwyn Films and ATO Pictures Company)
Teresa DiMartino
1133 Broadway Suite 1120
New York, NY 10010
USA

Phone: 212-367-9435
Fax: 212-367-0853
Email: teresa@idpfilm.com
http://www.atopictures.com

Film Sponsor

Merrymeeting Group

Community Partner

Northeast Ohio Sierra Club

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