Girls in some provinces of Iran have to go far away from their villages to bring water from a pond because of the lack of a fresh water source nearby. The people still treat the Gandos with respect because they believe where there is a Gando, so too, there is water. GANDO tells the story of a nine-year-old girl who has lost her hand to a Gando.
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.
Like many that live in inaccessible terrain, Rama Bahadur Sunar lacks water for his basic needs. KEHI CHAINA depicts the lament as well as the fortitude of this 76-year-old man who trudges up and down hilly trails to fetch water from the nearest source. Each walk of one hour, with containers of water in a doko strapped to his forehead, will last him only two days.
The recording of our live streamed event - Water Warrior Award Presentation - on the fourth evening of our ReSurge Festival - November 12, 2021. Stay tuned for an interesting discussion with Rick Miller (our emcee) and our 2021 Water Warrior Award recipient Mark Angelo and filmmaker Roger Williams, which follows the screening of the films.
As his idyllic homeland turns into an imagined paradise for outsiders, Balinese artist Made Bayak reveals the other side. Using plastic as a medium, Made's creative language and education activism bring us on a ride from holy peaks, sacred waters and his religious family life, all the way to the luxurious resort zones, questioning the state of Balinese culture in Bali’s mass tourism development.
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.
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.
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