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Water: Our Thirsty World (2010)

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The world's fresh water crisis is examined by National Geographic photographers in a visually arresting study of our dwindling water supply. Presented from environmental, social, political and cultural perspectives across the globe.

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The film uses stunning still images, captured by National Geographic photographers, to explore the causes and consequences of Earth's dwindling fresh water supply. Themes: "The Big Melt" examines melting glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau and their direct impact on two billion people across Asia; "The Burden of Thirst" chronicles the daily struggle facing African women to gather water for their families; "Parting the Waters" shows feuding nations in the middle east who must share water despite reduced levels in the Jordan river basin; "Silent Streams" looks at the challenges facing fresh water species in the southeastern United States and scientists' efforts to save them; "California's Pipe Dream" surveys California's vast water infrastructure in the wake of rampant development that threatens metropolitan supplies; "Sacred Water" looks at humankind's profound spiritual relationship with water, which is ubiquitous among all people of all races. Narrated by the photographers and editors of... Written by Anonymous

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27 March 2010 (USA)  »

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