The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
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.
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Women Of The World
It's Easy Being Green
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
"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)
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
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