THE DEVIL’S WATER (2006)
In Bangladesh, 49 million people are currently contaminated by arsenic contained in the water they consume daily. Not properly informed, abandoned and rejected, these people die in their villages in a total lack of concern.In front of this humanitarian catastrophe, national and international answers are still desperately inefficient, and are slowed down by bureaucracy, corruption and the lack of competence and professionalism.Through the personal accounts of Asma and Najma, two young contaminated girls, and Jamal, a scientist fighting against the contamination, this film hopes to contribute to the information being sent to these populations and the preservation of the future of our country, the Earth. For other areas could be threatened by the same problem in the future.Today Western Bengali researchers are working in association with different laboratories in the world, and try to find a treatment able to put an end to this plague. An homeopathic medicine seems to be on the right track. A new pace is coming up, new actions are emerging. In Bangladesh, hope is back...
- FIGRA – Le Touquet (03/2006) Festival Int du film – La Réunion (11/2006) Silverdoc – Silver Spring USA (06/2006) prix du meilleur film documentaire au Terra Festival – Guadeloupe (06/2006) Festival du Film de Strasbourg (04/2006) FAIF - Hollywood (10/2006) Water and film Event – Mexico (03/2006) Festival International du Film d'Afrique et des Iles Ille de La Réunion Octobre 2006 Bogota International Film Festival Colombia (juin2006 ) Festival International du film des droite de l’homme - Paris (2006) Festival International du Film d’Environnement - Paris (22/2006) Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie Fév 2007 Vesoul France Guangzhoo Int.Documentary Film Festival (12/2006)Chine (Festival Verviers au Film de l’eau Belgique (mars 2007) Rencontres Cinéma – Nature Dompierre France. Mars 2007Aljazeera International documentary Film Festival - Qutar (23/2007). Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival - India (Juin 2007). The Environment Film Festival Kairouan Tunisie. March 2009 Le festival du film documentaire DOCEST Iasi Roumanie 2009
- L’Etoile de la Scam ParisThe First Prize from Terra Festival GuadeloupeThe Jury Prize from Festival International du film d’Afrique et des îles. « Special Mention Prize» from Festival Verviers au Film de l’eau 4130 Tilff Belgium« Special Mention Prize » from The Environment Film Festival Tunisia