The Austrian film documentary "Über Wasser" by director Udo Maurer tells in three chapters from three different parts of our earth about the existential importance of the element water for mankind. A seemingly banal and self-evident fact thus becomes an exciting and immediate narrative of the everyday struggle for survival.
Despite the water. Without the water. With the water. From the floods and inundations in the Brahmaputra estuary in Bangladesh, to the once flourishing fishing and port city of Aralsk on the Aral Sea, now lost in the arid Kazakh steppe, to the daily struggle of all against all for a few jerry cans of clean water in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Africa.
"About Water" is a documentary didactic piece about a big subject: a haunting attempt to shake the self-evidence and familiarity of our everyday life with a few questions, suspicions and doubts.