In the semi-arid village of Malolo in Singida, Tanzania, Adija and her surrounding community rely on one water source, a single hole in the ground no larger than the size of an average puddle. From the Ground Up takes a look into Adija’s daily routine and provides a powerful understanding of the localized impact of the increasingly dire global water crisis.
KWANDO tells the story of a young Angolan fisherman, haunted by his past as a child soldier and unsure of his future, who joins a team of international scientists to explore one of Angola’s last unexplored rivers. Through hardships, scientific discoveries and his own growing interest in birds, he finds hope for a new future for his homeland.
The recording of our live streamed event - Water Drops Shorts Program - on the sixth and final day of our ReSurge Festival - November 14, 2021. Stay tuned after the films for an interesting discussion with Rick Miller (our emcee) and 2 of the filmmakers of the films in the series, Maevia Griffiths - director of "The Drop" and producer of "The Lost Seahorse", Kirsten Brass.
THE LOST SEAHORSE is a stop-motion short film about one small creature struggling to fit in. But it is set in front of a much larger backdrop of ecological change. This film will take audiences on a journey through a striking underwater world, and along the way, remind them of the importance of our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.
In the far northern atolls of Papua New Guinea, scientist chieftain and visionary John Aini resurrects old secret ways and melds them with what he and his fellow chieftains and their people know of the coral reefs they rely on. Vala North is a story of a thin thread of hope in a changing world, hope for coral reefs around these islands, and hope for the communities that rely on them.
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