As some of the costliest ever water bills were landing on doormats across the UK, this film investigated the future of the world’s water, painting a disturbing picture of the earth running out of this most basic of resources
Every day 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 well. Yet they live just a few hundred metres from the water treatment plant, where millions of gallons are processed behind the barbed wire fence. They are victims of water’s increasing commodification.
The battle for access and ownership of life’s most basic necessity is explored through the compelling stories of four families in Bolivia, the USA, Tanzania and India. The films looks at how even those living in relatively water-rich countries such as the UK, hold the survival of the planet in their hands.