Last Call at the Oasis

Turn It Around

2012-05-04

Last Call LogoThe global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. We can manage this problem, but only if we are willing to act now. Last Call at the Oasis is a powerful new documentary that shatters myths behind our most precious resource. This film exposes defects in the current system, shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects and highlights individuals championing revolutionary solutions. Firmly establishing the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we act now.

10 Ways You Can Make A Difference

  1. Sign the WATER BILL OF RIGHTS, a statement of principles affirming that all Americans have the right to safe, clean drinking water at replenishable levels.
  2. Fix leaks.  You'll conserve hundreds of gallons of water a year and save on your utility bill as well.
  3. Say "No" to bottled water.  It takes three times the water you're drinking just to create the bottle. Plus, you'll save money.
  4. Change your garden practices.  More plants die from overwatering than underwatering. If you live in a dry community, try native plants instead of water-guzzling grass.
  5. Eat less meat, especially beef .  It takes 1,800 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef, more than three times that of chicken or pork.
  6. Choose products with the EPA's WaterSense  label, which indicates that a product is water efficient and is contributing to overall water conservation.
  7. You've got a trash can. Use it.  Don't throw your garbage in the toilet, which can use up to seven gallons of water per flush.
  8. Only wash full loads.  In both your laundry machine and dishwasher, try to limit yourself to full loads only.
  9. Turn off lights when you're not using them.  A single 60-watt light bulb uses up to five liters of water for every hour it stays on.
  10. Understand the "hidden water" cost of what you do every day.  Use National Geographic's Water Calculator to test your true water footprint.

In select theaters on May 4:

   May 11 - E Street Cinema, Washington, D.C.  Also: Embarcadero Cinema, San Fran, CA, and a few others

   May 18 - Lagoon Cinema, Minneapolis, MN  Also: Hillcrest Cinema, San Diego, CA, and Mayan Theatre, Denver, CO

   May 25 - Midtown Art Cinema, Atlanta, GA

   June 1 - Kendall Square Cinema Cambridge, Boston, MA  Also: Ritz at the Bourse, Philadelphia, PA

    Click here to see the full list of theaters

Watch the movie trailer here.