Water: Films to inform and inspire
Last year, I composed a summary of the 2011 Voices from the Waters film festival, in which I listed a number of films that appealed to me.
I have done further research since, and endeavoured to source video links to some more of those films:
One Water (utterly sublime film, that took over six years to document!)
Dams – The Lethal Water Bombs (very scary stuff)
The Well: Water Voices from Ethiopia (my most favourite of all the films shown – just brilliant!)
Fire Water (my film, which also screened at the festival)
Remember to support all these hard-working filmmakers by sharing the links above via email and social media, purchasing DVD’s, or even making direct contact where possible. Water issues are among the most serious in the world; and filmmakers hold the powerful keys to wide-scale education and awareness. If I had to pick one film from those listed above, which continues to inspire me, it would have to be The Warriors of Qiugang.
“Villagers in central China take on a chemical company that is poisoning their land and water. For five years they fight to transform their environment and as they do, they find themselves transformed as well.” Source
I look forward to the day when I can read a similar statement in reference to the inevitable abolition of the practice of water fluoridation in Australia. I only hope, as a filmmaker, I am there to document the celebrations when the final nail gets rammed into the fluoridation coffin.
Meanwhile, enjoy The Warriors of Qiugang:
[Parts 2–5: Watch here]