“One Water” Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

“One Water” Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

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Friday, March 20 at 2-4 pm
Huntsman Hall Room G65

This event is being co-sponsored by the Penn Environmental Group and a variety of other clubs on campus. One Water is a movie that explores the global crisis of water safety and accessibility affecting most of the world’s population. Filmed in 15 countries in both hemispheres, One Water highlights a world where water is exquisitely abundant in some places and dangerously lacking in others. It celebrates all the myriad ways water has touched human lives around the globe and leaves audiences with the fundamental question: is water a human right, or a commodity?

The movie screening (68 minutes long) will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session with experts, including:

  • Dr. Sanjeev Chatterjee, the award-winning director, writer, and producer of the film “One Water”, who is also the Vice Dean of the University of Miami’s School of Communication, Professor of Communication, and Executive Director for the Knight Center for International Media. His film has been screened at special United Nations conferences in 2004 and 2005 and was given a special jury award at the World Water Forum in Mexico City in 2006. “One Water” is the recipient of the Best Environmental Feature award from the Artivist Film Festival, 2008, Best Documentary Cinambiente 2008, Turin, Italy and Best Documentary at the Foyle Film Festival 2008, Derry, Ireland.
  • Dr. Kent Bream, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bream has traveled to Guatemala and Swaziland, among many other locations around the world, to implement community health solutions for struggling populations that are often not able to access sustainable clean water resources or live in sanitary conditions essential to leading healthy lives.
  • Dr. John Keenan, Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and Faculty Advisor to Penn Engineers without Borders. Dr. Keenan has been the primary faculty planner for projects that Penn Engineers without Borders has undertaken to deliver sustainable supplies of water at the local level in Cameroon.

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