2014 PBS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 16 - JULY 31
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Tiga Norelia’s village of Creve has a single water source: a bacteria filled cistern at the bottom of a steep mountain. When a Texas based NGO tries to drill water wells for the community the drilling rig becomes stuck at 225 feet in the ground, threatening any hope of clean drinking water. In order for drilling to continue, the men of the village must dig it out by hand, a near impossible task.
When a drill becomes stuck at 225 feet, a Haitian community must hand dig it out.more about the film
“Digging for Water” came out of three separate trips to Haiti over the course of 18 months and a longtime desire to visit the underdeveloped nation. Falling in love with the country and the people, Riehl intends to continue working in Haiti and hopes to tell the story of dictator “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s tortuous rule in the future.
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