Whitman College

Film screening: Marcher sur l’eau / Above Water (Aïssa Maïga, 2021)

There will be a discussion following the film, with Prof. Jack Iverson and Prof. Jacqueline Woodfork.

Official synopsis:
“From one end of the globe to the other, water is becoming increasingly scarce. For a billion people, access to safe drinking water is almost non-existent… a crisis with huge consequences. As a result, millions of families spend their lives trying to get access to water. Houlaye, 12 years-old, lives in a village in Tatis, Niger. She walks for several kilometers every day to fetch water. It is abundant during rainy season, but not found during the dry season. However, two hundred meters below the surface, there is a water source that goes far beyond their imagination. Houlaye’s aunt Suri convinced an NGO to build a well in the village, It is the promise of a new life for those men and women who, unknowingly, had been walking on water forever.”

Film screening organized by Jack Iverson, French and Francophone Studies, in the context of the course French Beyond France. This Young French Cinema program was made possible with the support of Unifrance and Villa Albertine in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 pm

Olin Hall, Olin Auditorium
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA

Event Type

Arts, Film Screening


Faculty, Staff, Students


Academic, Humanities & Arts, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Academic Theme



French Department



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