“Water is Love” follows a group of young people grappling with the climate crisis while we journey around the world to share inspiring stories of regenerative ecosystem design to create water retention in communities, villages, and regions. We touch upon traditional ecological knowledge, how water makes climate, and the importance of restoring complete water cycles. Through inspiring stories from successful projects in India, Kenya, and Portugal, we aim to spark conversations and actions that contribute to a regenerative and resilient world. As we’re facing both the growing devastating impacts of climate disruption and the failure of governments to act, this film points to an often overlooked need and possibility: community-driven decentralized water management as a critical key for surviving — and thriving in — this century.
FEATURED WATER PROTECTORs
Standing Rock youth activist & co-initiator of the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock.
Turtle Island (USA).
Water & Nature Rights Activist, Spokeswoman for the Indigenous Arhuaco people. Colombia.
Specialist of water retention landscape implementation and ecosystem restoration. Portugal.
Permaculture teacher, food sovereignty and community activist, Founder of OTEPIC, a permaculture and community center in Kitale, Kenya.
Apprentice in water retention landscape implementation and eco-system restoration. Tamera, Portugal.
"Waterman of India". Rajasthan, India.
Author and Philosopher,
Turtle Island (USA).
Illustration & Animation
Art has the power to reach our hearts beyond opinion – it can reach a place within us, where we share true compassion, care and love for our planet.
Throughout this documentary we use animated illustrations to show the beauty of the intact water cycle, its widespread degradation, and ultimately, the possibility of regeneration.
We have produced a 12 minute stand-alone animation that is accessible content for children & youth that will be released during our distribution phase.
Original Animation & Illustration
NAOBA music, Nicaragua.
Musician, Soundtrack Composer
Teresa Gabriel (Ayahuma)