Students at Seetaphalmandi were armed with questions and a camera, and the mission to find out how dirty water is affecting their community. After two full days of interviewing community members both in their school and in their surrounding area, the answer was clear: dirty water is an issue and it is time to let the world know.
Dirty water can stem from old, overused, and broken drainage pipes resulting in stagnant water on the streets (especially after a rainfall) and can mix with drinking water. This can lead to an increase in mosquitos, which can cause an increase in diseases such as malaria and Dengue fever, and can lead to sickness if drainage water mixes with drinking water. Not to mention, it smells bad, looks ugly, and can inconvenience people trying to access their home and the main roads.
This video shows the issues in the Seetaphalmandi area, as well as interviews with community members and suggestions for how to prevent dirty water-borne diseases.
Though the documentary started a much needed conversation about dirty water in their community, students also created a brochure that explained the issues with dirty water. They distributed the pamphlets to over 40 community members and local business owners in hopes that more people would speak up about the issue. Very proud of these students for seeing a problem in their community and creating a powerful movie to speak up about this issue!