This statement from a Brookfield News Times interview with the makers of the bottled water documentary “Tapped” largely speaks for itself:
“A lot of major film festivals are sponsored by Nestle,” Soechtig said. “We were wondering why we weren’t getting into Cannes. We thought, is our film not good enough? Then we realized they have a hand in everything.”
Nestle asked the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute in Louisiana to not show the documentary, the Louisiana State University of Shreveport student newspaper, The Almagest, reported. The screening board denied Nestle’s request.
“I can’t help but think if they tried to pull us out of one town, Nestle has tried to pull us out of others,” Soechtig said.
The corporations have put pressure on commercial distributors, Walrath said, so he and Soechtig are distributing the film independently.