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Above Water

Above Water

A Feature film by Aïssa Maïga

Produced by Bonne Pioche Cinéma

Release in France : 10/11/2021


    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 bellow 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.




    Above Water

    Trailer (English Subs)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Bonne Pioche Cinéma

    Foreign production companies :

    Panache Productions, La Compagnie Cinématographique

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Losange

    Co-productions :

    Echo Studio, France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Orange Studio

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    Executive Producers :

    Yves Darondeau, Emmanuel Priou

    Original idea :

    Guy Lagache

    Co-producers :

    Raphaël Perchet, Jean-François Camilleri, Serge Hayat

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Sophie Bataille

    Sound editor :

    Mélissa Petitjean

    Sound mixer :

    Mélissa Petitjean

    Sound Recordist :

    Matthieu Mangematin

    Screenwriters :

    Aïssa Maïga, Ariane Kirtley

    Director of Photography :

    Rousslan Dion

    Editors :

    Isabelle Devinck, Linda Attab

    Music Composer :

    Uèle Lamore

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    Feature film

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    France (80.0%), Belgium (20.0%)

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    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

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