Amman Imman: Water is Life.We are pleased to announce an eight minute movie that shows the challenges faced by the people of the Azawak of West Africa in their struggle for water. I encourage you to watch this movie and imagine what it is like to live without water, the wellspring of life.
Imagine spending all your time in seething hot temperatures searching for water to keep your children and animals alive...Please share this movie with others and let them know they can be part of the solution for people who have no water by joining with development organization Amman Imman: Water is Life.
Imagine your life at the mercy of the environment, held hostage by whether or not it rains...
Imagine your brothers and sisters dying because they don't have even a simple glass of water to drink....
Water is there in the Azawak, and Amman Imman is making it available.
Three ways to see and share the movieGo directly to the movie on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcMq7YuOOhc. Share this link with others. Post the YouTube video on your Facebook, MySpace and other social networking websites you might belong to.
Download it from the Amman Imman Gallery at http://gallery.mac.com/debrajoy#100318. Choose the small, medium or large version, and view it on your Mac or PC, using iTunes. Show the movie at your school and to your community.
Watch the movie right here on this blog. Send this link to your friends and family: http://montessori-amman-imman-project.blogspot.com/2008/04/amman-imman-water-is-life-movie.html
Background Information For the Movie:Development organization AMMAN IMMAN: WATER IS LIFE builds permanent sources of water in the Azawak of West Africa. The Azawak, home to half a million people, suffers from water scarcity. During the rainy season, which lasts only between one and three months, people drink from marshes. When these dry up, they have to travel long distances to find water.
People are dying, not just from drinking dirty water, but because they have no water to drink.
You can help the people of the Azawak.
This 8 minute film tells the story of the people of the Azawak, depicting their struggle to obtain water. The film shows how their lives are at the mercy of their environment; whether they live or die depends on the rain. With a shorter and shorter rainy season, finding water becomes more and more difficult. More and more people are dying.
This is a story that development organization Amman Imman: Water is Life intends to change by constructing water sources that meet the people's basic and most human needs. The first Amman Imman borehole was completed in 2007, providing the village of Tangarwashane clean and accessible water.
Find out more about Amman Imman's project in the Azawak at www.waterforniger.org.