There Will Be Water

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    There Will Be Water

    Directed by

    Denmark

    2016

    58 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Engineer Bill Watts has a quest; to create a saltwater infrastructure in the desert and make greenhouses in the driest part of the planet, thus being able to supply fresh water, food, energy and jobs to a region desperate for all new working solutions. The idea is simple – bring saltwater into the desert – evaporate it by means of the sun and create fresh water, food and energy in desert. But it is 50 degrees in the sun and it seems that every drop of fresh water requires a drop of sweat. Accessible fresh water around is rapidly disappearing. The global demand for water is growing while at the same time the world’s available freshwater levels are dropping at alarming rates. More than a 1.5 billion people live in water stressed areas. And, the Middle East is drying up - water scarcity is causing severe political and regional tensions - some even think that the next war in the Middle East will be a water war.

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Casper Høyberg
    Editing
    Jacob Thuesen
    Søren Ottosen
    Music
    Stein Berge Svendsen
    Production
    COPENHAGEN FILM COMPANY SHORT & DOC.

    Press

    Its air of positivity is a welcome contribution to the often doom-laden cinema of climate change.

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

    Per Liebeck

    Per Liebeck

    Denmark

    Per Liebeck is a Danish documentary filmmaker currently living in Norway, but having worked and lived all over the world.

    His films focus on entrepreneurship, environmental and human rights issues. Per has directed films like MEXICO EXPRESS, portraying the first bike messengers in Mexico City and Denmark, and THIS IS WHERE I WILL DIE, a poetic portrait of the immigrant dream to return home. His 2016 documentary THERE WILL BE WATER was selected for Sheffield Doc Fest.