A Thirsty World

Shared Planet
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Countries of production: France | Year: 2013 | Length: 90 min
Language: French with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Screened as part of TOAFF13

Globally acclaimed master of aerial cinema Yann Arthus Bertrand revisits our incredible and fragile planet, this time foregrounding the wonders of the world’s fresh water sources and the ordinary heroes fighting to defend them.

A European family of four consumes 140,000 litres of water every week. But isn’t ours. It comes from other, often developing countries, that produce our coffee, jeans and cheap meat. There, water is often scarce and increasingly a cause of conflict.

Viewed from awesome heights before plunging to earth to meet the campaigners, entrepreneurs and women on the frontline, A Thirsty World is a beautiful, urgent call to action.