For those without access to a simple toilet, poop can be poison. But it’s not just a problem for the poor. Mr. Toilet — a nickname for the businessman turned sanitation superhero, Jack Sim, whose mission is to make sure everyone on the planet has access to clean toilets — says “flies don’t know the difference between a rich man and a poor man, so the rich man is probably eating the shit of the poor man…. Think about it.”
Water is our most essential resource, and it’s being depleted at an alarming rate around the world, creating what may arguably be the most urgent crisis facing humanity. Last Call at the Oasis, by acclaimed filmmaker Jessica Yu, is a thoughtful and engaging look at this situation. Featuring activist Erin Brockovich and water expert Peter Gleick, among others, the film does something unusual — it sounds the alarm without being alarmist and offers hope if we act now.