Runtime: 02:14:40
Available: Nov 09, 2021 05:01
Until: Dec 01, 2021 04:59

What is our human capacity to help others while not repeating the mistakes of the past? Humans naturally want to be of service to others, especially those in their own communities. These films explore how communities can come together to help each other gain access to clean water and are presented in partnership with the Reelworld Film Festival, the Forest City Film Festival, and the Water Institute (an initiative of the University of Waterloo).

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Forest City Film Festival
fcff.ca

We bring the best of the work of film artists connected to Southwestern Ontario in a juried competition for features, shorts, documentaries, short documentaries, and short animations. Additionally, FCFF presents a selection of the best Canadian films of the year, industry workshops and networking, a screenplay competition, filmmaker Q&As, receptions and awards.

ReelWorld
www.reelworld.ca

Founded by Tonya Williams in 2000, the Reelworld Film Festival (non-profit) and Reelworld Screen Institute (charity) are ground-breaking initiatives in Canada that draw attention to the lack of racially diverse and indigenous talent in mainstream media - both in front of and behind the screen.
Reelworld is the largest national platform dedicated to changing the face of the media landscape by empowering and showcasing Canadians identifying as Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American talent in the screen-based industries.

The Water Institute, University of Waterloo
uwaterloo.ca/water-institute

Ranked among the top water research institutions in the world, the Water Institute is a leader in water research and education.

Distinguished by its commitment to 1) facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration, 2) inspiring innovation and 3) building international partnerships, the Water Institute is tackling some of the most complex water challenges of our time.

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Pulejajar

Pulejajar

01:10:57

PULEJAJAR Cave is known to have underground rivers with abundant water. Working together, the local residents and community volunteers create a system to retrieve the water from the cave which not only brings hope for Rubiyanto and the Jepitu village community, it also reopens the inner connection between Echa and her beloved father who used to be an activist in Pulejajar Cave.

Water Be Dammed...

Water Be Dammed...

00:35:22

We live on "the blue planet", abundant with water, yet we are now facing a crisis created by decades of mismanagement, unlimited depletion, and pollution of the earth's water bodies, issues now accelerated by climate change. Through the lens of the Satluj river in Punjab, India, we trace the story of challenges, hopes and aspirations of water’s will to survive and rejuvenate.

Interview - Water and Community - Bonus Material

Interview - Water and Community - Bonus Material

00:28:21

Rick Miller chats about the issues raised in the film "Water be dammed..." with Dr. Romila Verma, co-creator of the film and Vanita Khanna, director of the film, in this fascinating discussion.

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