Let's Talk About Water 2018

  • 05 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
  • 19:00
  • Filmhuis Lumen, Doelenplein 5, Delft / IHE Delft
Western Europe
Delft, the Netherlands

The sixth edition of Let's Talk About Water in Delft carries the theme "Landforms&Landscapes". All films are English spoken or subtitled, unless otherwise indicated (Dutch subtitled). The language of discussions is English. The entrance fee is €5, students €3, sometimes free (see programme booklet).


The water and film festival in Delft uses the power of cinema to inform and to spark debate on a wide variety of topics that are connected through water. The films take us on many journeys around the world, influenced by geophysical changes that appear in the news on a regular basis. 

On Friday 9 February, Nile specialist Prof. Terje Tvedt will present the third part of The Nile Quest, his acclaimed trilogy on this river basin. Saturday 10 February the Nile is also center stage in a thematic evening with films and presentations in the Falie Begijnhof Theater, including the first two parts of The Nile Quest. 

On Monday 12 February, one of the oldest documentaries, Grass, a Nation’s Battle for Life (1925) shows the annual migration of a nomadic tribe in Iran. In Watermark (Tuesday 13 February) the mesmerizing camera of photographer Edward Burtynsky spectacularly captures how water shapes our world. Holy (un)Holy River on Wednesday 14 February, relates how the Ganges, an iconic part of Indian culture, lives and (sometimes almost) dies. 

Climate change provides for a personal story in beautiful Samuel in the Clouds (Thursday 15 February) about a snowless ski lift in the High Andes. And on Friday 16 February, an active Kenyan farmer takes charge of the camera in Thank you for the Rain and exposes the Western approach to climate. 

We end the program on Saturday afternoon, 17 February, with Human Flow, a portrait of global migration by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. And to give us a ray of hope, we will start that screening with a short film produced by UNRWA (the UN organization for the Palestinian camps), about their infrastructure improvement program (FICIP) to enhance the lives of refugees in the varied camps of Lebanon. 

Downloadthe programme booklet for more information on the films, times and locations. 


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