about the movie
100 Litres: A Water Rights Documentary
Safe water is a global need and a universal, human right. The United Nations General Assembly of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation has recognized that every human being should have access to 50 -100 litres of clean water, everyday, for personal and domestic uses.
"100 Litres" is a broadcast-length, PBS documentary that chronicles the social movement against water privatization in Ireland and the fight for affordable drinking water in Detroit.
By looking at Ireland and Detroit, this documentary will show how this issue unites across continents, and must be fought for, even in the EU and the USA.
Meet the folks behind the film
NEW “100 Litres” Video
The 100 Litres crew is excited to announce that we just updated our sizzle reel, giving our followers and contributors a sneak peek of the finished documentary to come! Please click the video below and enjoy! We are also planning a trip to Detroit to do more filming with the Detroit Water Brigade and Avalon[…]
A Call for Democracy
Did you know it’s been a FULL year, since the 100 Litres crew started with the concept of making a water rights documentary that focuses on the solidarity between Detroit and Ireland? While we’re still in the fundraising stages to finish the production of this film, we have noticed a few patterns in our research.[…]
It’s Groundwater Awareness Week!
More than half of the mass of the human body is water and a typical adult will die of dehydration without water after only a few days, far sooner than they would die of starvation. This makes fresh water pretty important to humans, as it is to most other life on planet earth. That “fresh”[…]
Change is Coming
Photo Via: Right2Change Irish Media and Politics Spinning a Web of Lies With less than a week to go in the Irish elections, the Irish mainstream media, although not impartial, are predicting a hung parliament. No one will get a required majority to govern. Watching from abroad and comparing Irish Media with social media,[…]
It’s Our Water!
During the first 100 Litres trip to Ireland, my team and I got the opportunity to join in on a local, 2-day Political Economy course, led by Stephen Nolan of Trademark Belfast. After the crash in 2008, the trade union movement designed these courses to help explain the global financial crash and the ongoing grab for[…]
History in the Making
The life of an independent filmmaker is shrouded in precarity. This is why so many of us eventually give up on our hopes and dreams of sharing untold stories with the world. The rest of us, the ones who continue, are either trust fund babies, Michael Moore, filmmakers with a passion and a day job,[…]
Happy Holidays from the 100 Litres crew! Thanks to those who have been following us and supporting this film. We appreciate you! Please subscribe to our e-newsletter and stay tuned for some exciting updates and videos in 2016!
Behind the Scenes: The (messy) Creative Process
While interviewing activists in Ireland and Detroit, many of them asked me about the creative process of turning their interviews into a cohesive story and full-length documentary. This process is different for everyone in the filmmaking world, but to give you an inside look at the beginnings of 100 Litres, I thought I’d let[…]
The Ring of Kerry
Before heading off to Ireland with a bare-bones crew, my lead cinematographer (who couldn’t make the trip) told me to be sure that I, “milk the sh*t out of Ireland’s scenery.” I knew our first trip out would be very busy, but I made it a point to make time to follow his advice[…]
We’re Back from Ireland!
The 100 Litres crew is back from our trip to Ireland. This journey was made possible by the generous support of those who believe in this project and our fundraising efforts – we can’t thank you all enough! While it was a very busy visit, we got the opportunity to speak with some amazing people[…]