When water is the topic, we mainly think of disastrous droughts, overfishing or wars over water ownership. But if we look more closely, we can also find surprisingly good news. The desert city of Las Vegas of all places is becoming a role model for water conservation; fish farming, which has fallen into disrepute, can actually be sustainable and clean; and a border river in the Middle East is helping to bring about peace in a region of conflict. They are exemplary and astonishing stories from the world of water that encourage and inspire hope.

Written and directed by Michael R. Gärtner, Tanja Winkler // Concept: Michael R. Gärtner, Daniel Münter, Frank Nischk, Thomas Weidenbach, Tanja Winkler & Christian Cools // Film editors: Maximilian Narkovic, Jan Wilm Schmülling // Motion Design: Simon Schnellmann // Camera: Michael Kern, Sven Kiesche // Sound: Steven Rudi Altig, Ilhan Coskun // Music: Thomas Wolter // Narrators: Philipp Schepmann, Yvon Jansen // Soundmix: Florian Ebrecht // Production assistants: Laura Bleifuß, Isabell Straub // Production manager: Katja Sträter // Executive producers: Thomas Weidenbach, Sarah Zierul // Arte producers: Yvette Durrenberger, Heike Lettau // Commissioning editor: Christian Cools // Department director: Alexander von Harling

Produced by LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion in co-production with ARTE G.E.I.E.

  • YEAR 2020
  • LENGTH 45 min