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A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire and Thierry Piantanida
Music by Armand Amar

87 minutes
​TV Film broadcast on 
France Télévisions
© Hope Production - 2012


After HOME and the Earth from Above series, Yann Arthus-Bertrand's documentary film A THIRSTY WORLD, proposes another journey around the world.


This time, the famous photographer is looking at one of the major challenges to human survival: WATER. Today, against a backdrop of sharply increasing demand, growth in the world population and the growing impact of an unsettled climate, water has become one of the most precious natural resources of our planet.


Faithful to Yann Arthus-Bertrand's reputation, A THIRSTY WORLD, filmed in some 20 countries, reveals the mysterious and fascinating world of fresh water through spectacular aerial images shot in regions that are difficult to reach and rarely filmed, like Southern Sudan or Northern Congo. It also lets us discover the most beautiful landscapes on our planet, the lakes, rivers and wetlands created by water.


A THIRSTY WORLD attempts to bring together Yann Arthus-Bertrand's trademark aerial view of the world with the harsh, everyday reality of all those people who are deprived of water and may even die for lack of it, the people engaged in the daily struggle to find water, purify it or bring it to those who need it.

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