Scene from the film Living Water
Scene from the film Living Water
Scene from the film Living Water
Scene from the film Living Water
Scene from the film Living Water

Living Water

  • Czech Republic
  • Switzerland
  • Jordan
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The vibration of machines echoes across the desert. Ever since Jordanian nomads settled in the spectacular landscape of Wadi Rum, they grew dependent on complex water infrastructure. The source is right below their feet, yet they struggle to meet basic needs. In the meantime, deep water extraction feeds private large-scale farms, animates visionary development and secures growing urban population. Bedouins, farmers and city dwellers: they all expect to have a fair share, but digging for “blue gold” unleashes environmental timebomb. Living Water tells the story of power, exploitation and changing ecological circumstances in one of the most water-poor countries in the world.

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  • Original Title
    Žít vodu
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Pavel Borecký
  • Cinematography
    Pavel Borecký
  • Editing
    Pavel Borecký
  • Music
    Shadi Khries
  • Sound
    John Grzinich
  • Runtime
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
    • Switzerland
    • Jordan
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Anthropictures
      • Pandistan, s.r.o. - Veronika Janatková
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2020
    • Center for Theoretical Study, Czech Academy of Sciences 2021
    • Visions du Réel 2021
    • Movies that Matter 2021
    • CPH:DOX 2021
    • Academia Film Olomouc 2021
    • Academia Film Olomouc
    • ethnocineca 2021
    • European Film Festival Palić 2021
    • DokuFest 2021 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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