NWNL is proud to have photos from its 3 Omo River Basin expeditions used in this film that our partner International Rivers helped produce. The video is by Carla Pataky and premiered Feb 26, 2011. You can download a free copy of this for educational or artistic use. The film is available in English or English with Spanish subtitles.
The documentary interviews people actively addressing issues such as climate change effects on rivers and dams; communities displaced by or living downstream of large dams; and solutions that both preserve our life-giving waterways and meet our needs for energy and water. The commitment and hopefulness of these stakeholders was filmed at the Rivers for Life 3 meeting in Mexico where 350 river activists gathered from 50 countries to discuss these big threats facing our world’s lifelines. Part II of the film further documents the participants’ observations and plans, and contains credits at the end.
NB: If you don’t have time to run through the entire film, you can start in the middle at 6:56 minutes (on the timeline) to see our Omo photos and hear Makambo Lotorobo and at 7:30 minutes to hear Ikal Angelei describe their efforts to save the Omo River from 5 new dams on the upstream Gibe tributary.
You can learn more about the Omo River Basin on the NWNL website.
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring: “The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance,… when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.”