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Tapped is now getting more local attention than it otherwise would have. There’s a certain irony there.

Spotlight on Tapped

We have no idea how many people attended last night’s free screening in War Memorial Hall of Tapped, a documentary highly critical of the bottled water industry. It happened after our deadline.
But we’d venture a guess there were more people out last night to watch this U.S. doc in comfy, spacious War Mem than would have sat outside in Riverside Park to see it on the evening of Sept. 17. That’s where city hall and Wellington Water Watchers planned to co-present Tapped as part of three-film Water Conservation Documentary Nights during September.
When Nestlé Waters Canada director of corporate affairs John Challinor sent a strongly worded Sept. 7 letter  putting pressure on the city to change its plans for Tapped, city hall had two viable options – cancel the screening, or forge ahead and risk the wrath of an international conglomerate. The city decided to pull Tapped, and the resulting controversy led to last night’s screening of the doc by four groups, including the Council of Canadians.
Tapped is now getting more local attention than it otherwise would have. There’s a certain irony there.

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