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by Pavel Borecky


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 growing urban population. Bedouins, farmers and city dwellers: they all expect to have a fair share, but digging for “blue gold” unleashes environmental time bomb.

international title: Living Water
original title: Living Water
country: Switzerland, Czech Republic, Jordan
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Pavel Borecky
film run: 77'
screenplay: Hussam Hussein, Veronika Janatkova, Pavel Borecky
cinematography by: Pavel Borecky
film editing: Pavel Borecky
music: Shadi Khries
producer: Veronika Janatkova
production: Universität Bern – Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Pandistan, Anthropictures, Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan (JO)

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