Planet Green recently aired a new documentary called “One Water,” discussing both the importance and complications with water in the 21st Century. We, who live in developed countries have water to us as a luxury, and use it in multitude. However, in developing countries water is scarce, filled with arsenic, collected after walking countless miles, and only those in higher classes are fortunate to have. There was one quote from the documentary that developed into a great message for the whole film:
Everyone: people, institutions, and organizations should be like water; transparent and in motion. Water that is not transparent is useless, and water that doesn’t move, rots.
According to their website, “One Water is a collaborative project at the University of Miami aimed at engaging the media to bring awareness to the global water challenge. This project is made possible by major funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and enables journalists, communities and media makers from around the world to address the world’s water challenge from their unique perspectives allowing local voices to join the global conversation about water. One Water has created an international network of journalists and media makers with the purpose of generating the most compelling journalism relating to water, human life and the environment.
The challenges facing the planet with regard to the provisioning of safe potable water are many. Filmed in 15 countries, the movie One Water highlights a world where water is exquisitely abundant in some places and dangerously lacking in others. It celebrates the ways water has touched human lives around the globe and leaves audiences with a fundamental question, is water a human right or a commodity? Through a starkly emotional journey, spectators are invited to witness and are encouraged to recognize this global crisis as their very own as watching scenes from all over the world reveal how water is inspiring innovation, compassion and hope. The film began as a non-verbal visual story that allowed audiences all over the world to understand its visual message without the hindrance of a language barrier.” Now there are many screenings and features for the movie, and the word is getting out that there is a world water crisis.