„Bottled Life“

Bottled Life
90 min
Urs Schnell (Schweiz)
Nature and Environment
When & Where
Friday, 16. Nov. 2012 from 13:00 / Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       Ticket Order >>
Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there is a company which has developed the art to perfection - Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water. Swiss journalist Res Gehringer has investigated this money-making phenomena. Nestlé refused to cooperate, on the pretext that it was "the wrong film at the wrong time". So Gehringer went on a journey of exploration, researching the story in the USA, Nigeria and Pakistan. His journey into the world of bottled water reveals the schemes and strategies of the most powerful food and beverage company on our planet.

Kamera Alpin in Gold 2012

Minutes of the jury

This film portrays a timely controversy, zooming out from a bottle of water to a world-wide problem, from the issue of ownership of the most vital of resources to the global control of a multinational company. It unmasks the insidious reach of capitalism fronted by the portrait and words of Nestle’s CEO. The film presents a wide range of well-structured facts, does not pass judgement, but invites the audience to make its own conclusions.