Water Risingis an independent film event being put on by the Bay Area Water for People Committee to help raise awareness of on-going global issues in the areas of water and sanitation, and to raise money that will support the efforts of Water For People, a US-based non-profit organization.
Two current documentaries relevant to global water and sanitation issues will be shown:
Water Rising is a documentary about family, community, hope, and change in Bolivia during an era of water privatization. Filmed entirely in Bolivia, the documentary shares intimate portraits of people living in a ramshackle city where, despite an abundance of freshwater, they struggle for the right to access clean, safe and affordable drinking water.
The Water Tower is a short documentary film about a trip up Mount Kenya, made as part of Jake Norton’s Challenge 21 effort. Mount Kenya has historically produced 70% of this Kenya's water supply, but there is fear that this is changing - it's glaciers are retreating, and some have already vanished. The film follows a team of climbers as they try to reach the summit of this "water tower" to witness its changes - and how they are rippling downstream.
Appetizers and one (1) drink are included with the price of admission. Additional drinks will also be available.
We would like to thank our very generous event sponsors:
Bay Area Water Works Association (BAWWA)
Bartle Wells Associates
All proceeds go to Water For People.
Water For People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
About Water for People Water For People helps people in developing countries improve quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs. The organization currently works in 9 countries around the world: Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and India. For more information: www.waterforpeople.org