- This is a past program
Throughout 2015 the Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) explore the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water in our series The Next Wave. Learn more about The Next Wave.
As Los Angeles dips into a time of water scarcity, the Hammer screens this documentary about a village in Haiti where obtaining safe drinking water has never been easy. Josue Lajeunesse, the Princeton University custodian who is the compelling narrative’s core, returns to Haiti to channel a consistent, clean water source to his village. Determination drives what the Washington Post dubs an “artfully shot documentary.” Narrated by Don Cheadle. (2012, Dir. Patrick Shen, 71 min.)
Following the screening, Mark Gold, UCLA associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability, will moderate a conversation between director Patrick Shen, social entrepreneur and founder of Generosity.org Jordan Wagner, and architect Eui-Sung Yi, Design Principal at Morphosis Architects and Director of The Now Institute at UCLA.
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.