Chania Film Festival “Up to the Last Drop – The Secret War of Water in Europe – ” Chania 18th January

Don’t miss this film!
With the latest film by Giorgos Avgeropoulos “UP TO THE LAST DROP – the Secret War of Water in Europe ”  the Film Festival of Chania continues on Thursday, January 18.

WHEN: 18th January 22.00

WHERE: Attikon Cinema, Ir. Politechniou /Droumi 1
Tel: 2821 027717

About the film:

As Europe is going through a crisis that is not solely economical but also a crisis of moral values, millions of European citizens demand a response to a crucial question: is water for the European Union a commercial product or a human right? Until today, the European Institutions have not given a clear answer. The EU has still to recognize water as a human right, as the UN did in 2010.

At the same time, cities, regions and countries all around the world are increasingly rejecting the water privatization model they had adopted for years and are remunicipalizing services in order to take back public control over water and sanitation management. In Europe, the majority of the cases have been recorded in France, home of the most powerful and influential private water multinational companies of the planet. Nine cases have been recorded in Germany.

Although Berlin and Paris have recently taken back public control over their water services, the financial and political European elites are demanding from Greece, Portugal and Ireland to privatize their public water systems. Provisions about water can be found in every M.o.U, Greece, Ireland and Portugal have signed with the Troika and it’s a common stipulation provided in every bailout agreement signed between the debt-ridden countries and their lenders.

Up To The Last Drop follows the money and the corporate interests during a period of four years in thirteen cities of six EU countries. It’s a documentary film about water that reflects contemporary European values and the quality of the current European democracy.



The official premiere was in Athens on 4th December 2017

Duration: 60 λεπτά

Written & Directed by: Yorgos Avgeropoulos

Produced by: Small Planet Productions (Greece)

Co-produced by: ARTE, ERT, KG Productions

Original Title: UP TO THE LAST DROP – The Secret Water War in Europe

Greek Version Title: ΜΕΧΡΙ ΤΗΝ ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙΑ ΣΤΑΓΟΝΑ – Ο μυστικός πόλεμος για το νερό στην Ευρώπη

French Version Title: JUSQU’À LA DERNIÈRE GOUTTE – La guerre secrète de l’eau en Europe

German Version Title: BIS ZUM LETZTEN TROPFEN – Europas Geheimer Wasserkrieg

Chania Film Festival

Up to the last drop
Up to the last drop – Europe’s secret war on water


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