“Water makes money”
The film “Water makes money” by Leslie Franke and Herdolor Lorenz focuses on the effects of water privatization in Europe. One and a half years after the premiere, and after the court case of Veolia against the film in the french courts, the publicity manager of Veolia Germany, Matthias Kolbeck, made the following statement: “Unfortunately, Veolia’s lawsuit against the film is not directed against the German filmmakers as well. After the German public authorities refused a French letters rogatory, the French parent company prompted the German Veolia subsidiary, to file a lawsuit against Leslie Franke and Herdolor Lorenz according to German law. Veolia Germany however refused this request after due consideration, with the following reason: Water Makes Money and the French lawsuit did cause already excessive damage to the multinational, and a German lawsuit would do nothing but increase the damage.”
A small victory of the civil society by a film which has served as a tool for many anti-privatization water activists around the globe.
Members of the Movement 136 in knowledge of the producers made this 45 minute shorter version of the film and added Greek subtitles. Watch it (1st, 2nd and 3rd part)