A new documentary “Our dream of water” by award-winning director Crystal Moselle highlights the impact of global water crisis on communities around the globe.
The film features stories of women in Haiti, Peru and Kenya who struggle on a daily basis to find clean, safe water. These stories reflect the harsh reality of 663 million people around the world who don’t have access to safe water.
“Our dream of water” was commissioned by Stella Artois with the aim to help raise awareness of the global water crisis. As film director Crystal Moselle explains, "It's hard for many of us to grasp the idea that so many people lack access to clean, safe water. Last year, Stella Artois asked me to visit Haiti, Peru and Kenya – three countries facing chronic water challenges – to tell stories from on the ground. I hope that this film underscores how critical this issue is and inspires viewers to want to be a part of the solution."
All films directed by Crystal are character-driven. And “Our dream of water” is not an exception. When she started working on this documentary, her main goal was to find the right character to tell the story. "In Haiti, I heard Marie before I even met her – because she was singing and dancing. What immediately drew me to her was her beautiful spirit, and that despite facing hardships that most of us will never know, she had an unshakable perseverance," added Crystal.
Vice President at Stella Artois Harry Lewis commented, “Having partnered with Crystal throughout the making of 'Our Dream of Water,' I have seen how impactful female filmmakers can be when sharing the stories of other women around the world. Our commitment doesn't end here. Through Stella Artois' partnership with Women in Film, we're going to continue this legacy of supporting female filmmakers, like Crystal, who are using the power of film to provoke change."
“Our dream of water” documentary premieres on National Geographic at 6:00 p.m. EST/PST on World Water Day, March 22.
"We pride ourselves in our ability to tell powerful human stories from all corners of the world, and 'Our Dream of Water' does just that. National Geographic has been committed to protecting the planet and the people on it for 129 years and I hope that through this film, we can motivate and mobilize this generation to help put an end to the global water crisis,” said Courteney Monroe, National Geographic Global Networks CEO.
P.S. The documentary was commissioned by Stella Artois as a part of the Buy A Lady A Drink campaign, which was launched by Stella Artois and Water.org in 2015. The campaign features a set of Limited-Edition Chalices created by local artists in Uganda, Brazil and Cambodia. For every Limited-Edition Chalice that is sold, Stella Artois will help Water.org provide five years of clean water for one person in the developing world.
by Natalie Myhalnytska