Winner of the 2015 Green Film Network Award!

This film is a part of the Environmental Film Festival On Tour: Boston. Co-presented by The Nature Conservancy. 

In rural India, women are tasked with providing water to their families, which also means being held responsible for their physical health – but often access to water depends on forces beyond their control. Bottled water companies pump aquifers dry, leaving towns without groundwater, while “untouchables” are only allowed access to contaminated sources. Control of water means controlling people’s ability to live, so in Women and Water it becomes a dramatic conduit into the intersection of resource issues and social injustice in contemporary India.


Directed and produced by Nocem Collado. Special guests Mark Smith and Maryanne Culpepper, Executive Director of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

Women and Water

2014 ES 58 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Documentary
Topic: Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans, Global Perspectives