RANGELEY — Fresh from its August premiere at the 12th annual Maine International Film Festival, “Tapped” will be shown Monday, Aug. 24, at Lakeside Theater.

Directed by Stephanie Soechtig and Jason Lindsey, this award-winning film begins by telling the story of how residents of Fryeburg organized to stop water bottling in their community. These efforts grew out of public concern about both the environmental impact of water extraction on the local aquifer and the effect that tanker traffic would have on Fryeburg and surrounding communities. 

A fast-paced, thought-provoking film, “Tapped” examines the connection between the growing international water crisis and the concrete steps individuals can take to alter the course of events.

The film explores the impact of the bottled water industry on health, climate change, pollution and the reliance on foreign oil. 

According to United Nations estimates, two-thirds of the world will lack access to clean drinking water by 2030. “Tapped” explores the factors contributing to this crisis and describes what each of us can do to help deal with the problem.

“Tapped” will be shown at 5 p.m. All tickets are $4 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Lakeside Theater on Main Street.

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