Last night we were on hand for the New York premiere of “Our Dream of Water,” a touchingly personal documentary spotlighting the effects of the global water crisis. Focused on the stories of women living in Peru, Kenya and Haiti, the film was directed by Crystal Moselle, a 2015 Sundance grand jury prize winner for a documentary titled “The Wolfpack.”
Moselle first came on our radar as the director of “That One Day,” a Miu Miu campaign themed around an all female skate crew. Similar to the campaign, Moselle tells the story of water scarcity through the eyes of women, tapping three individuals in each geography to tell their story. “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 Moselle.
Issues with water aren’t isolated to the communities depicted in Moselle’s film. According to press, approximately 663 million people around the world lack access to safe water.
The documentary was commissioned by Belgian beer company Stella Artois as a part of its “Buy A Lady A Drink” campaign, an ongoing partnership with water.org to help provide clean water for people in the developing world. The documentary will premiere on National Geographic on World Water Day, March 22nd at 6:00 PM EST/PST.
In association with the film, Stella Artois has released a set of limited edition chalices as part of a fundraising effort. For every chalice that is sold, the company will help Water.org provide five years of clean water for one person in the developing world. The chalices were designed in collaboration with artists in Uganda, Brazil and Cambodia, three countries where Water.org provides support.
Visit buyaladyadrink.com to purchase a chalice and learn more about how you can help end the global water crisis.
Check out some images of the women included plus a preview of the documentary below.