Using physical media (16mm, VHS) destroyed by Coca-Cola, “The Real Thing” contrasts the famous ad “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke” with The Coca-Cola Company’s 2018 scandal: unconscionable water privatization in Chiapas, Mexico. Coca-Colanol film developer was formulated with guidance from Dagie Brundert. (Please note: “The Real Thing” critiques and transforms “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke” and as such qualifies as Fair Use.) Official Selection, Slamdance Film Festival Official Selection, Cucalorus Film Festival Official Selection: Honor Mention, Independent Film Tour MX Official Selection, Dallas Medianale Official Selection, Chicago Underground Film Festival Official Selection, Athens International Film + Video Festival Official Selection, Atlanta Film Festival Official Selection, Indie Grits Festival