Every day, twelve-year-old Houlaye walks many kilometers – not to school, but to fetch water. She lives in the small village of Tatis in northern Niger and is one of about 2.2 billion people worldwide without direct access to drinking water. She often has to stop her little brothers from using the precious water to wash. And at drought time, Houlaye is completely on her own: many adults leave their villages and families behind in search of new resources, and Houlaye’s parents are among them. But all it would take is a well to provide access to water and a better life for everyone, because two hundred meters below the dry ground, there is a spring of unimaginable dimensions.
The film is shown in partnership with the Silver Salt Science and Media Festival.