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The Aquanauts

Sultanate of Oman / United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Germany

What does water mean for my life? 


This is the question German students at the Goethe-Institut's partner schools in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are asking themselves. 

The Gulf region is one of the warmest and driest areas in the world. At the same time, daily water consumption averages over 500 litres per person. A volume generated by large industrial plants that convert seawater into drinking water on the coasts of the Gulf. This process consumes a lot of energy and precious raw materials, the finite nature of which is also foreseeable in the Gulf.


In five documentary and fictional short films, the young film teams go in search of stories about the "blue gold" of the Middle East. 

Workshop leaders: Carlos Alvarez-Vela, Fabian Feiner, Jan Bosse

Production: Bosse Film on behalf of the Goethe-Institut with the support of the Kayser Forum for Sustainability, Munich 

Premiere of the series under the patronage of the German Ambassador to Oman, Mr. Freiherr von Reibnitz

Festival: The Kuwaiti entry will be invited to the Science Film Festival in the Philippines in 2014.

Media Coverage: Times of Oman, Oman National Radio, Newspapers in the Gulf Region

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