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Year of Production 2021

Above Water

English title: Above Water
Original title: Marcher Sur L'Eau
German title: Above Water
France, 2021

Director: Maïga, Aïssa
Production company: Bonne Pioche Cinéma, Panache Productions, La Compagnie Cinématographique
Co-producers: Echo Studio, France 3 Cinéma
Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Length: 90 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Synopsis:
From one end of the globe to the other, water is becoming increasingly scarce. For a billion people, access to safe drinking water is almost non-existent… a crisis with huge consequences. As a result, millions of families spend their lives trying to get access to water. Houlaye, 12 years-old, lives in a village in Tatis, Niger. She walks for several kilometers every day to fetch water. It is abundant during rainy season, but not found during the dry season. However, two hundred meters bellow the surface, there is a water source that goes far beyond their imagination. Houlaye’s aunt Suri convinced an NGO to build a well in the village, It is the promise of a new life for those men and women who, unknowingly, had been walking on water forever.

Festivals:
Cannes IFF 2021, FESPACO Burkina Faso 2021 (awarded), Göteborg IFF 2022, Fribourg IFF 2022, BUFF Malmö 2022

World sales address/es:
Orange Studio (FR)

Sold to:
Les Films du Losange (F)