Now you can watch the Water Pressures documentary film at cultureunplugged.com. The documentary is featured as part of the Green Unplugged film fest.
One of the long term goals of Water Pressures is to partner with college campus worldwide to help spread awareness and inspire action from our world’s future leaders. Screenings of “Water Pressures: A Documentary” followed by discussion sessions with the filmmakers and special guests have been very successful at many of the world’s top educational institutions.
Our goal is the empower 15-35 year olds to be future water leaders. Through Water Pressures, we encourage them to learn about water issues, take local actions, and document them through short videos and blogs to post on our site. Please work with your local public tv stations to arrange screenings of Water Pressures.
The water crisis grabbed her attention and Ann went back to India to meet with a leading water center in the Thar Desert. The Jal Bhagirathi Foundation and desert villagers agreed to collaborate with us.
In 2008, we filmed in several villages, learning about water scarcity and traditional water solutions.
In 2008 and 2009, Congresswoman Schakowsky came and spoke at a water forum, and different student groups got involved in water issues. Also Dr. Feldman taught a Water Pressures course at Northwestern University. Archeworks, Sehgal Foundation, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, PepsiCo, IBM and others became partners.
In March, 2010, Northwestern University students and our video crew flew to India to meet villagers and learn about water scarcity firsthand. A Northwestern/Rajasthan Exchange was established with the help of the UNDP.
In 2012, we created the hour-long Water Pressures documentary to showcase how villagers and water experts from water-scarce Rajasthan collaborated with students and faculty from Northwestern University, which sits on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois. In 2013, the documentary will air on APT in the U.S., and it will also air in India.
Outreach - Nonprofit Artistic Circles created an educational discussion guide based on student participation from several public screenings of the documentary. We created educational partnerships with Bono's ONE.org, the BEA (Broadcast Education Association) and IBM’s Students for a Smarter Planet.
In order to expand participation, we invite students from around the world to submit videos and blogs about local water issues, which we posted to our website.
Now we ask all of YOU to get involved in your WATER FUTURE –
Watch the documentary, do a local water action, and create a short video and blog to post on our website!