A THIRSTY WORLD (La soif du monde)

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After HOME and the Earth from Above series, Yann Arthus-Bertrand\'s 90\' documentary film A THIRSTY WORLD, directed by Thierry Piantanida and Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire proposes another journey around the world.

This time, the famous photographer is looking at one of the major challenges to human survival: WATER. Today, against a backdrop of sharply increasing demand, growth in the world population and the growing impact of an unsettled climate, water has become one of the most precious natural resources of our planet.

Faithful to Yann Arthus-Bertrand\'s reputation, A THIRSTY WORLD, filmed in some 20 countries, reveals the mysterious and fascinating world of fresh water through spectacular aerial images shot in regions that are difficult to reach and rarely filmed, like Southern Sudan or Northern Congo. It also lets us discover the most beautiful landscapes on our planet, the lakes, rivers and wetlands created by water.

A THIRSTY WORLD attempts to bring together Yann Arthus-Bertrand\'s trademark aerial view of the world with the harsh, everyday reality of all those people who are deprived of water and may even die for lack of it, the people engaged in the daily struggle to find water, purify it or bring it to those who need it.

The film is built up on a host of encounters. A shepherd from north Kenya looks us in the eye and says he has killed for water and would do so again. Women dance when water finally arrives in their village. An atypical United Nations ambassadress talks about her combat to make governments too commit to providing access to water and the most modern purification techniques to guarantee the survival and health of the poorest populations.

Reportages filmed in Europe, Africa, Asia and America invite comments from the people working and innovating to bring water to those who need it, use it more intelligently, purify it, or, better still, stop polluting it.

Engaging personalities, internationally recognized or simple front-line players, illuminate the film with their energy, their imagination and their enthusiasm.

Because access to clean drinking water is more than ever the big challenge of tomorrow.

If you are an NGO or a school and that you wish to organize a free screening of the film A Thirsty World, please contact the GoodPlanet Foundation : jacqueline@goodplanet.org

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LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Formation cristalline sur le lac Magadi, province de la vallée du Rift, Kenya (1°57’ S - 36°15’ E).

© Yann Arth us-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Village dans les marais auto ur du Nil Blanc près de Bor, état de Jonglei, Soudan du Sud (6°22’ N - 31°32’ E).

© Yann Arth us-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Radeau de bois et son pousseur sur le fleuve Congo en direction de Brazzaville, République du Congo (Congo - Brazzaville) (1°14’ S - 16°48’ E).

© Yann Arth us-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Forage hydraulique villageois près de Bor, état de Jonglei, Soudan du Sud (6°13’ N - 31°34’ E).

© Yann Arth us-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Arbre déraciné dans la rivière Ewaso Ng'iro (nord de Nanyuki), province de la vallée du Rift, Kenya (0°34'34.85"N - 36°52'6.25"E).

© Yann Arth us-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Algues vertes dans les bouchot s de la baie de Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d’Armor, France (48°32’ N - 2°40’ O).

© Yann Arth us-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Excavatrice du projet de canal de Jonglei abandonné, état de Jonglei, Sud-Soudan (7°01’ N - 31°30’ E).

© Yann Arth us-Bertrand / Altitude-Paris

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Sénégal. Enfant allant chercher de l’eau à la fontaine publique dans un bidonville de Dakar.

© CALT production / HOPE Production

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Kenya. Berger dans le nord du Kenya, à la frontière éthiopienne, où les sécheresses de ces dernières années ont considérablement réduit les...

© CALT production / HOPE Production

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Inde. Pendant la mousson, certaines ruelles de Calcutta se transforment en marre. La vie des quartiers continuent son cours. La ville est...

© CALT production / HOPE Production

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Inde. Les fermes piscicoles en activité dans les marais à l’est de Calcutta font vivre plus de 100 000 personnes. Mais ce n’est pas tout. Les...

© CALT production / HOPE Production

LA SOIF DU MONDE (A thirsty world)

(fr) Inde. Femme regardant un réservoir de retenue des pluies de la mousson qu’elle a creusé elle-même, à la main.

© CALT production / HOPE Production

© CALT production / HOPE Production