Parched (2017) | Global Health Film

Parched (2017)

Directed by Christy Westad and Elijah Guess, 16 mins

 Chief Saiti is responsible for over 1,000 people in the sixteen villages she oversees in rural Malawi. Access to clean water has always been a problem, one that typically falls to the women of the villages to solve. Young girls and women must walk upwards of six miles each day to fetch the water needed for their families to cook, drink and bathe. The lack of a clean, safe water source impacts the villagers in a myriad of unexpected ways. These problems are exacerbated by the worst drought in decades that has not only depleted the potable water table, but also left staple crops to wither in the fields. Chief Saiti partners with Village X, a non-governmental organization, and Myson Jambo, its endearing field representative to help find solutions to save her people.

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