Monday, March 12, 2012

Carbon for Water

In Kenya's Western Province, most drinking water is contaminated. The wood many Kenyans use to boil this water to make it safe is increasingly valuable. Women and girls, who bear the responsibility for finding water and fuel, often miss school or work while seeking both fuel and water. Some even encounter sexual violence. Yet waterborne illness remains a daily—and life-threatening—reality for them and their families. 

Co-Directed by Evan and Carmen Elsa Lopez Abramson, Carbon For Water introduces audiences to the inspiring people who face these hardships and explores one company's innovative solution for improving the health of millions of Kenyans and the environment in which they live. 

Watch the preview for this 2012 Official Selection here: Carbon for Water Preview