World Water Day film screenings and discussion


This film evening celebrates World Water Day, a United Nations designated day (actually March 22) reminding us all of the importance of water.First Christian Reformed Church Auditorium3818 14A St. SW, CalgaryFreeFilms to be Screened:1. Ganga : From the Ground Up 2006Director Yves Sadurni DupontFor centuries, the Ganges River has provided nourishment for one of the largest populations in the world. But in the age of globalization, the river is threatened. Ganga highlights the major threats to the Ganges River - the Tehri Dam project and the displacement of over 100 000 Indian villagers; the attempt to privatize the water of the Ganges and the persistent problem of pollution in the river. The film serves as a microcosmic picture of the impending global scarcity of water, and reveals the clashes between interests.45 min2. Water Filter for the Third World 2005David Manz, the Biosand Water Filter inventor residing here in Calgary explains the filter and shares his thoughts on its potential. CAWST personnel who train people to install this innovation describe the filter and its impact in the developing world. 7min.3. Water Warriors 2006Director Liz MillerWater Warriors is the story of one community's determination to fight the seemingly inevitable path of water privatization.6 min.Post film conversation with:

  1. Shauna Curry from the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology. CAWST is a Calgary-based NGO that provides technical training and consulting services to organizations working to improve access to safe water and sanitation for the poor in developing countries,
  2. Jeff Adams from Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization. SP with Canadian headquarters in Calgary, builds, installs and maintains Bio Sand Water Filters. To date, about 70,000 have been built and installed around the world with plans to partner with Canadian donors for another 65,000 filters during the next three years,
  3. Your host: Brennen Wauters, WATER Coordinator, CITIZENShift, National Film Board of Canada

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