English Department Screens 'Tapped' Thursday

Continuing its common context discussion of “water” as a theme in literature during the 2010-2011 academic year, the English Department will show the film “Tapped” on Thursday, Feb. 24. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall, Room 126, of the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts.

Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. This documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled-water industry.

From the plastic production to the ocean, the final resting place of so many bottles, the documentary trails the path of the bottled-water industry and affected communities, providing a portrait of the lives affected by the industry.

For more information about “Tapped,” visit its website or call the English Department, (651) 962-5600.