This informal evening is designed as an opportunity to engage with film maker Catherine Feltham who will join us to discuss the making of the film Across The Tracks.
Catherine is joined by colleagues from WaterAid who will provide more details of their important work – we then watch this fascinating film.
Date: 20 January 2016 – doors open at 6.30pm
Venue: Sidcot Art Centre
“The right to sanitation is an essential component of the right to an adequate standard of living, inextricably linked to the highest attainable standard of health, and integrally related to the human right to water.” – Waleed Sadi, the Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Film showing: As the Clean India campaign gets underway, with its ambitious target of a toilet for every household by 2019, WaterAid explores how something as simple as a toilet can help transform lives by following the story of one ambitious mother in Uttar Pradesh. Radha Verma, determined to protect her daughter after she narrowly escapes a physical attack, builds one of the first toilets in Rakhi Mandi slum, home to 3,500 people. Radha’s story shows that change is possible, even in a challenging urban environment, and that ultimately everyone, everywhere needs a safe place to go to the toilet. Across The Tracks is about a community where Wateraid is working as part of the HSBC Water Programme.