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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:H2Omx
Cine Global
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Cinematic Science(?)
Release Year:2014
Type:Documentary Feature
Print Source:Icarus Films
Director:José Cohen
Producer:Jose Choen
Alejandra Liceaga
Hugo Van Belle
Cinematographer:Sylvestre Guidi
Gaetan Mariage
Jaime Reyneso
Guillermo Rosas
Bernabe Salinas
Editor:Omar Guzman
Lorenzo Hagerman
Paula Heredia
Screenwriter:Olga Caceras

A rallying cry for government and collective action, this good looking, well-researched and smartly assembled documentary makes a persuasive case that the time is nigh to remedy the status of water management in the Valley of Mexico. Raising awareness a la Davis Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth, H2Omx employs dramatic aerial photography, easily assimilated statistics presented in eye-catching graphics and animation, along with testimony from experts and ordinary people. Much of the region’s water problem stems from the fact that Mexico City was built in the middle of a series of ancient lakes. The Spanish colonists fought against nature, building massive drainage systems and importing fresh water from elsewhere. Unfortunately, these same outdated tactics are currently in use today.

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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.