The company has picked up US rights to Participant Media’s water scarcity doc Last Call At The Oasis.

Jessica Yu directed the film which argues that the water crisis will become the central issue facing the world this century. Activist Erin Brockovich is among the talking heads. c

“We could not be more proud to be working with Participant on this riveting, enthralling doc which we know will open people’s eyes to the severe calamity at hand,” ATO co-founders Johnathan Dorfman and Temple Fennell said.

“We’re very excited to be teaming up with ATO Pictures to bring Jessica’s bracing and beautifully-made wake-up call about the urgency of the water crisis to US movie audiences along with the kind of robust social action and advocacy campaign for which Participant is known,” Participant president Ricky Strauss said.

ATO head of acquisitions Sarah Lash negotiated with Josh Braun of Submarine and Participant COO Jeff Ivers.