Let's Talk About Water 2017

Western Europe
Delft, the Netherlands

Let´s Talk About Water aims to start a dialogue between scientists, students and the general public by bringing film and water science together. This year’s theme is Water and Power. The title is derived from an experimental film from a California filmmaker, Pat O’Neill, but it is also the name of the utility company in California and the name of the book, Water and Power: the conflict over Los Angeles water supply in the Owen Valley by William Kahrl, upon which Chinatown, the film, is based. The events organised during the programme will take place at De Balie (Amsterdam), Filmhuis Lumen (Delft) and UNESCO-IHE.

Programme in Delft

Tuesday, February 14

  • Lunch seminar, UNESCO-IHE, 12:45
    Liquid Assets, (Penn State University, PBS)
  • Lumen Filmhuis, 21:30
    Chinatown, Roman Polanski, US, 1974, 130 minutes

Wednesday, February 15

  • Lumen Filmhuis, 19:15
    Freak-out, Carl Javer, Switzerland, 2015, 89 minutes

Thursday, February 16

  • UNESCO-IHE, 17:00
    Before the Flood, Fisher Stevens, US, 2016, 96 minutes (with Leonardo DiCaprio)
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Friday, February 17

  • Lumen Filmhuis, 19:15
    South to North, Antoine Boutet, France, 2014, 110 minutes

Saturday, February 18

  • Lumen Filmhuis, 13:45
    How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, Josh Fox, US, 2016, 127 minutes