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The Resource Carbon for water, by Carmen Elsa Lopez and Evan Abramson, (electronic resource)

Carbon for water, by Carmen Elsa Lopez and Evan Abramson, (electronic resource)

Label
Carbon for water
Title
Carbon for water
Statement of responsibility
by Carmen Elsa Lopez and Evan Abramson
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Carbon for Water shares the story of the hardships of the people in Kenya's Western Province, where safe drinking water is scarce and the wood fuel used to boil water for purification is expensive. These two factors conspire to make waterborne illness a daily--and life-threatening--reality among the already poor population. Women and girls are especially vulnerable; they often miss school or work when fetching wood, and some even fall victim to sexual violence in the process. This award-winning film shares a unique solution to this age-old, and worsening, problem. An innovative company has financed the distribution and maintenance of 900,000 water filters in Western Province, funded entirely by carbon credits awarded for reductions in use of wood fuel, both current and anticipated. The filters help to slow deforestation, as household demand for wood drops. In this way--and in just five weeks--4.5 million people were given the means to purify their water, which in turn unlocked the potential to improve families' income, education, and health. Carbon for Water is a personal look at the revolutionary power of a precious resource to improve a struggling community and the flagging environment
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Awards note
  • Winner 2011, California International Shorts Festival, Best Documentary Short
  • Winner 2011, Planet it Focus International Film Festival, Best International Short Film
  • Winner 2012, Albany Film Festival, Best Documentary Short
  • Winner 2012, Love your Shorts Film Festival, Best Documentary
  • Winner 2012, Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival, Best Environmental Sustainability Film
  • Winner 2012, Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival, Best Short Film
  • Winner 2012, Santa Cruz Film Festival, Best Environmental Short
  • Winner 2012, The Mix International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
  • Winner 2012, The Mix International Film Festival, Best Documentary
  • Winner 2012, The Mix International Film Festival, Social Entrepreneurship Outstanding Merit Award
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in Swahili and English, subtitles in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Abramson, Evan
  • Lopez, Carmen Elsa
Runtime
23
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deforestation
  • Technical assistance
  • Water filters
  • Water
  • Kenya
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Carbon for water, by Carmen Elsa Lopez and Evan Abramson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;2279829
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 9, 2014)
Control code
ASP2279829/envv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (23 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208151
  • (OCoLC)884785772
Video recording format
other
Label
Carbon for water, by Carmen Elsa Lopez and Evan Abramson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;2279829
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 9, 2014)
Control code
ASP2279829/envv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (23 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208151
  • (OCoLC)884785772
Video recording format
other

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