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July 02, 2009

“TAPPED” WORLD PREMIERE

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PROVOCATIVE BOTTLED WATER DOC “TAPPED” TO HAVE
WORLD PREMIERE AT MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Documentary takes on bottled water makers such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Festival Sponsor Poland Springs

Los Angeles, CA (July1, 2009) – On Sunday, July 12th "Tapped" will have its world premiere at the 12th Annual Maine International Film Festival. From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never become a commodity: our water.

Director Stephanie Soechtig says, "I am thrilled that "Tapped" will have its world premiere at the Maine International Film Festival. Maine residents know the perils of the bottled water industry first hand in their own on-going battles with local producer Nestle-owned Poland Springs. To be able to showcase our film in the very backyard of the corporate bottled water business is exciting.”

From the plastic production to the ocean so many of these bottles end up in, "Tapped" is an inspiring doc that trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unwitting chips on the table. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory doc shows those caught at the intersection of big business and the public's right to water.

"Tapped" is produced by Stephanie Soechtig and Sarah Gibson. Executive producers are Michael Walrath and Michelle Walrath.

Founded in 1998, the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) is a project of the Maine Film Center. During the 10 days of the festival we show nearly 100 films, representing the best of American independent and international cinema. MIFF also spotlights some of Maine and New England's most exciting and innovative filmmakers.

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