On the occasion of ‘International Day of Climate Change’ the German Embassy in Tashkent held a joint viewing of the film ‘About Water’, which was attended by representatives of the embassies of Germany, Britain, France, international and government agencies and public organizations.
Joint Climate Diplomacy Day is an initiative approved at the EU level, followed after the first successful British-French-German Climate Diplomacy Day on September 9, 2014, and conducted in accordance with the EU Action Plan regarding climate diplomacy in 2015.
Before watching the film, event organizers awarded the winners of the creative contest ‘Water Is Life’, which was conducted jointly by embassies of Germany, France and Great Britain, as well as the European Union delegation in Uzbekistan. The winners in the categories of photos, drawings and paintings become Sevilia Shaikhutdinova, Natalia Shulepina, Samira Karimjonova, Kamron Mansurov. Alfira Malikova, Nodir Negmatov, Iskandar Anvarov and Dilfuza Ishmuratova become winners in the quiz.
It is no secret that climate change is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Increase of temperature actually leads to such negative consequences as the melting of glaciers and sea level rise, which in turn causes a profound change of climate in many regions of the world. The film ‘About Water’ by director Udo Maurer demonstrates this clearly. The film tells the story of the most familiar to us and at the same time about the hitherto unstudied matter - the water. The film takes the viewers to a fascinating and exciting journey to Bangladesh, the Aral Sea and Nairobi.
The film tells the story of many things: first about the floods in the lower reaches of the Brahmaputra in Bangladesh and then about once a thriving fishing port and the city of Aralsk on the Aral Sea, which is now lost in the dried-out Kazakh steppe, and, finally, the daily struggle for a couple of cans of clean water in Kibera, the largest slum in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.