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Sanjeev Chatterjee's 'One Water' to be screened at Miami Inl Film Fest

MUMBAI: Writer-director-producer Sanjeev Chatterjee‘s One Water, a film about global water crisis, will be screened at the 25th Miami International Film Festival on 9 March 2008, which is the last day of the festival.

The festival began on the 28 February.


One Water has been produced by the University of Miami (UM), and its completion and distribution are supported by the John S and James L Knight Foundation.


The film, which explores the global fresh water crisis, has been filmed in15 countries in both hemispheres.


"A great university embraces great challenges. With the production of One Water, the University of Miami has made human what is our world‘s greatest challenge - the fundamental right to fresh, safe water," said UM President Donna E Shalala, who narrated the film.


One Water was a six-year-long collaborative project involving the UM School of Communication, College of Engineering and Frost School of Music.


The film shows the state of the world‘s fresh water and its impact on people, which is becoming aggravated by population growth and climate change and compromises the future of all life on the planet.


"The purpose of the film is to open a window for audiences into the real situations that human beings are faced with in regards to water. This film should motivate individual responsibility and perhaps action," said Chatterjee who is also the Vice Dean of the School of Communication.


The film has been edited by DoP Ali Habashi, and the music has been composed by Thomas M Sleeper. Sam Grogg and Harry Clein are the executive producers.

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