“Jal Hai Toh Kal Hai” is the story of a community which has battled nature’s adversities and built a model of self sustenance.
Our mission is to highlight a movement which has been quietly gaining momentum in a remote area in North east Rajasthan. A movement that has advocated the concept of self sustenance, resource conservation and regeneration and drives home the importance of protecting our environment which is becoming fragile by the day. A one time rocky terrain has been transformed through traditional local knowledge reviving ancient techniques of permaculture and water conservation to create a landscape once unimaginable.
It is a shining example of the miracles that human spirit can achieve with will power, ingenuity and trust.
The experience of making the film for four years, has been tedious but extremely rewarding. What a movement can do at local levels for sustenance of its people, the film wishes to exhibit to the world as a model of a revolution. Director Shaharbin Aboobacker in conversation with EARTHAMAG on his experience with making Jal …
The flip side to irrigation in India is that it is largely dependent on groundwater. Poor water management practices has put tremendous pressure on these groundwater reserves.
On an average, a Rajasthani woman walks more than 14,000 km a year just to fetch water!
The Aravalli region offers an extremely difficult terrain for agriculture. Shooting in this challenging region for over 3 years, watching the landscape transform from rocky barren mines to abundant green fields, has been a tremendous source of inspiration to every one involved in the making of this documentary.
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