Following Nestlé as it scavenges the planet for fresh water from every last spring, Schnell’s documentary on the world’s biggest food-and-beverage corporation shows Nestlé getting a good deal for harming the environment and the people living in it. That big business cares little for human rights when it senses profit is nothing new, but this movie proves that self-evident truths bear repeating – and should help you decide for yourself whether tap water is a better alternative Evian and Poland Spring.
Bottled Life | Directed by Urs Schnell (Switzerland, Germany 2012) documentary with Peter Brabeck, Maude Barlow. Starts September 11
Originally published in Issue #119, September 2013.