Crystal Moselle’s documentary “Our Dream of Water” – a film spotlighting the effects of the global water crisis will make its world premiere on National Geographic on March 22 in celebration of World Water Day. The documentary was commissioned by Stella Artois as a part of the “Buy A Lady A Drink” campaign, an ongoing partnership with Water.org to help provide clean water for people in the developing world.
Directed by 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner Crystal Moselle, “Our Dream of Water” focuses on the stories of women in Haiti, Peru and Kenya and their daily struggle to find clean, safe water. Their stories are representative of the 663 million people around the world who lack access to safe water, to help raise awareness of the global water crisis. Water.org served as an advisor on the project.
“It’s hard for many of us to grasp the idea that so many people lack access to clean, safe water,” said director Crystal Moselle. “Last year, Stella Artois asked me to visit Haiti, Peru and Kenya – three countries facing chronic water challenges – to tell stories from on the ground. I hope that this film underscores how critical this issue is and inspires viewers to want to be a part of the solution.”
“Our Dream of Water” is Moselle’s first film following her highly acclaimed documentary “The Wolfpack,” and follows three women and their communities. The global water crisis disproportionately affects women and children, who spend millions of hours a day collecting water instead of working, caring for family or attending school.
“All of my films are extremely character-driven, and that’s exactly what I wanted to do for ‘Our Dream of Water’ – find the right character to tell the story,” said Crystal Moselle. “In Haiti, I heard Marie before I even met her – because she was singing and dancing. What immediately drew me to her was her beautiful spirit, and that despite facing hardships that most of us will never know, she had an unshakable perseverance.”