GSMC’s Documentary on Lake Turkana wins big at Mashariki African Film Festival

GSMC’s Documentary on Lake Turkana wins big at Mashariki African Film Festival

Promo: Lake Turkana Water to Dust. Watch the promo here

 

GSMC’s Giving Nature a Voice documentary on Lake Turkana, dubbed ‘Water to Dust,’ recently won Best East African Documentary at the third edition of the 2017 Mashariki African Film Festival in Kigali, Rwanda. The documentary exposes the danger posed by Ethiopia’s hydropower and irrigation scheme on the River Omo, which provides 90% of Lake Turkana’s fresh water. The documentary seeks to find out how the project will affect hundreds of thousands of Kenyans who live close to Lake Turkana’s shore, especially the fishermen who depend on it for their livelihood.

Giving Nature a Voice, a donor-funded project of GSMC’s Environmental Reporting Program, seeks to give a voice to East Africa’s threatened biosphere. The project explores a wide range of topics, from deforestation and the threats faced by Mother Africa’s greatest lakes – Victoria, Turkana, Naivasha and Tanganyika – to the cattle wars that pit pastoralists against each other and wildlife dependent on fragile rangelands to the struggle by fishermen eking out a living when aquatic resources collapse from overfishing and habit destruction..

The documentaries air every Wednesday at 10PM on NTV.

For more information on Giving Nature a Voice, click here.

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