Flush It| 41mins
Director: Ceri Dingle | Producer: Ceri Dingle
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United Kingdom
Now 150 years after Londonâ€™s great stink comes "Flush It", a film which investigates toilet history and proposes serious development in water provision for the developing world. The 2008 anniversary of the 1858 Great Stink, when levels of excrement "backed up" on the tidal Thames forcing parliament to adjourn up river, may seem a strange event to commemorate. Yet in the West, the grand plans that solved the stench mean we no longer worry about death from cholera and water-borne diseases. This compelling documentary promises to put aspirations for Western levels of water provision and sanitation on the map for developing countries.