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We Made Every Living Thing from Water


We Made Every Living Thing from Water

An investigation into the political economy of water in Lebanon. Lead camera work Alan Gignoux.

In this documentary independent journalist Paul Cochrane and researcher Dr Karim Eid-Sabbagh investigate the political economy of water in Lebanon – how the flows of water are shaped by power and capital. Filmed in the wake of the July 2015 trash crisis, the film highlights the dangerous impact environmental degradation is having on the country and its water resources, and how in the face of governmental disregard for ecological concerns the public is starting to mobilize in order to protect a common resource. The 40-minute documentary shows how politics, sectarianism, development agencies and economics produce a specific management, and mismanagement, of Lebanon’s water resources.