A World Without Water| 1hr : 15mins
Director: Brian Woods | Producer: Brian Woods
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: United Kingdom
This film investigates the future of the world's water, and paints a disturbing picture of a world running out of the most basic of life's essentials. Eight-year-old Vanessa and her parents have to walk almost a mile down the cliffs of El Alto in Bolivia to collect water from an unreliable well every day. Yet they live just a few hundred metres from their city's main water treatment plant and can see millions of gallons just beyond the barbed wire fence. They are victims of water's increasing commodification. In 2000, the members of the United Nations committed to halving the number of people in the world without access to water, by 2015. But within our lifetime, over half of the world's population will be living without access to safe water and sanitation.