“RIVERS, A PORTRAIT OF HUMAN LEGACY”
A NEW PROJECT DOCUMENTARY SERIES PRODUCED BY NOMADOCS
The Rivers project aims to create a series of 5 episodes of approximately 50mins duration. In these episodes the 5 most emblematic rivers of the planet will be documented, Ganga, Mekong, Amazon, NIle and Congo. The purpose of each one is to create a global, multimedia analysis of the relationship between humankind and nature.
As soon as they have been edited, the project will move forward with screening the episodes in social and cultural centres. The screening will be set up in a traditional yurt (a multimedia installation which will recreate a home on the Mongolian Steppes). The end goal is to encourage awareness in our society, and especially in forthcoming generations.
Context of the project
Water is an essential key to guaranteeing the survival and development of human, animal and plant life, as well as part of the economic and environmental process. As a result, it is unsurprising that it has been revered throughout antiquity and played a fundamental role in mythology and religion. Throught the mellennia, the taming of water, with the aim of putting it under the control and in the service of humankind, has been assumed to have been a heroic accomplishment of the hydraulic industry. But the worldwide availability of drinking water, treated or untreated, has come face to face with a growing threat, including the possibility of “Water Wars”. Are we really going to find ourselves in a worldwide water crisis? And what will this said crisis consist of?
Theophartus Bombast von Hehnheim, Physique S.XVI