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Above Water

(Marcher sur l'eau)



Plzeň Moving Station, Koperníkova 574/56, Plzeň
Praha Atlas – large hall, Sokolovská 371/1, Praha 8
Magdaléna Davis, People in Need
Ostrava Minikino, Kostelní 2572/3, Ostrava
Ústí nad Labem Hraničář, Prokopa Diviše 1812/7 , Ústí nad Labem
Ostrava DK Poklad, Matěje Kopeckého 675/21, Ostrava-Poruba
Praha Světozor Cinema – small hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1
Police nad Metují Kolárovo divadlo, Jiráskova 151, Police nad Metují

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About the film

Climate change doesn't only affect places where the most pollution occurs. Climate change and decreasing rainfall are affecting life in areas of Africa, causing catastrophic droughts.

In the village of Tatiste in the Nigerian Sahel, it rains only two months of the year. Local men leave their homes for weeks at a time in search of fertile pastures for their livestock. Women walk tens of kilometres daily with plastic jerry cans to distant wells for drinking water. Hope for fundamental change comes only with an NGO's promise to build a two-hundred-meter borehole in the village, pumping water from a vast groundwater deposit to the surface. Against the backdrop of this event, under the rays of the scorching Saharan sun, we follow the dynamic coming-of-age of a young girl tasked with guarding her family's home and taking care of her youngest siblings.


Above Water

Original Title

Marcher sur l'eau

Original Language



English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin

France, Belgium


90 min.


Children and Youth, Nature, Women's rights, Africa

Aïssa Maïga
Aïssa Maïga

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