Carbon for Water

Description: 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. 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.

Trailer for Carbon For Water from Vestergaard Frandsen on Vimeo.

Director: Evan Abramson, Carmen Elsa López
Year: 2011
Length: 23 minutes
Country: USA, Kenya
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