Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s third movie broadcast on France2

20 March 2012 | News story

The latest movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a French photographer, reporter and environmentalist, will be broadcast on France2 Television on Tuesday, March 20, at 20.30h CET. “A Thirsty World” is dedicated to water.

“A decade into the twenty-first century, 900 million human beings do not have access to safe drinking water. Compared to 1.4 billion ten years earlier, when there were a billion fewer human beings on Earth, that figure is indicative of the progress made, and shows that there are things that can be done, notwithstanding the recession and despite inadequate levels of international aid, to ensure that all human beings enjoy their fundamental human right to water and sanitation.”

These are the introductory words to the latest movie “A Thirsty World” created by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, President of the Good Planet Foundation, a Member of IUCN. In this journey around the world, he puts the focus on one of the major challenges to human survival: water. Today, in a context of increasing world population and the worsening impact of climate change, water has become one of the most precious natural resources of our planet. The film is intertwined with various encounters: a shepherd from northern Kenya says he has killed for water and he will do it again; women dancing when water finally arrives at their village; a UN ambassador explaining her battle for access to water.

You can watch the English language trailer here.