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Living Water

Original title Žít vodu


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 a growing urban population. Bedouins, farmers, city dwellers: they all expect to have their fair share, but digging for “blue gold” has unleashed an environmental time bomb.
(Official website: http://livingwaterfilm.com/)

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Author/s Pavel Borecký

Pavel Borecký (Prague, 1986) is a social anthropologist, audiovisual ethnographer and film curator. Pavel’s latest films Solaris (2015) and In the Devil’s Garden (2018) focused on the consumption culture in Estonia and the question of decolonisation in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. Living Water is his first feature documentary film.

Research Research supervision: Michaela Schäuble, Elias Salameh

Sound John Grzinich