Film probes water issues

NANAIMO - Filmmaker Paul Manley screens his newest documentary Troubled Water Friday (March 22).

Water falls from the sky in Nanaimo in bucket loads during the spring.

But accessing that water isn’t always simple. There are issues that impact watersheds on Vancouver Island and these issues are examined in Nanaimo filmmaker Paul Manly’s newest documentary Troubled Water.

There is a special screening of the film on World Water Day Friday (March 22). The film examines threats to public water systems and watersheds on Vancouver Island, privatization and public and private partnerships, vulnerable aquifers, ground water contamination and international trade agreements that could threaten the security of public water systems.

It also explores the issue of public ownership and the fundamental human right to access clean drinking water and includes examples of successes other communities have achieved.

The film is free to attend and there are two screenings, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Vancouver Island University in Bldg. 200 Rm. 203. After the shows there will be a discussion about local water issues.