Linda Cook Review: Excellent “Sustainable Nation” Concludes QC Environmental Film Series


You’ll never look at your cock the same again.

After seeing “Sustainable Nation” you will realize how amazing it is to be able to come home and have a drink of water.

This award-winning international film features three innovators who apply what they learned from Israel’s water scarcity to help the rest of the world. It’s the perfect finale for the 2021 QC environmental film series.

Through the film, we visit visionaries from around the world as they discuss a crisis many of us don’t consider: the scarcity of clean water.

There are 1.2 billion people who live without access to safe drinking water. This sobering statistic is reflected as the film takes us around the world so we can see the importance of clean water in reducing poverty, disease and the lack of opportunity.

The most disturbing statistics include:

  • One in nine people do not have access to safe drinking water.
  • One million people die each year from diseases related to water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • The World Health Organization estimates that by 2025, half of the world’s population will face water scarcity.

Israel, which is a leader in water conservation, reuses more than 80% of its wastewater. Some of his innovations are now being reproduced around the world.

Part of the film is overwhelming. We see people walking a long enough distance to collect water that most of us wouldn’t consider safe to drink.

Wisely, the filmmakers end on a note of hope and a call to action.

For more information on the film and the making of the film, visit here.

4 stars

Duration: one hour.

Classified: not classified, but suitable for most audiences.

The film will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2sd St., Davenport. Admission is $ 5.

The QC Environmental Film Series is presented by the Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation, River Action, Nahant Marsh and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

The Figge Art Museum requires the wearing of masks. Places will be limited.

The speaker, live via Zoom from Israel, will be Rebecca Shore, producer and screenwriter of “Sustainable Nation.”

To see the trailer, visit here.


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