News | October 15, 2020

Water Documentary Goes Mainstream


A powerful documentary that aims to drive positive change in water is set to reach a global audience of millions.

Brave Blue World, narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring actors and activists Matt Damon and Jaden Smith, will be available to watch on Netflix 21 October 2020, to an audience of 193 million subscribers worldwide, and available in 29 languages.

Filmed across five continents, Brave Blue World paints an optimistic picture of how humanity is adopting new technologies and innovations to re-think how water is managed. The documentary makers went on an incredible journey to meet with pioneers and innovators who are addressing global water and sanitation challenges.

Executive producer and founder of Brave Blue World Foundation Paul O’Callaghan, who spearheaded the project, said: “I am beyond thrilled that Brave Blue World will be released worldwide.”

“Raising awareness of the global water crisis to help fast-track potential solutions was our ambition when we set out on this journey two years ago. It is thanks to the support of the global water community, including those who have already hosted grassroots screenings, that we have reached this extraordinary milestone and are able to finally give water the profile it deserves.”

“It’s a great film. We all need to see it,” says Liam Neeson. “Every school and every college needs to see it. Every kid has heard of climate change; the film deeply connects with this. It makes water local – something so many of us take for granted.”

Brave Blue World was produced by the Brave Blue World Foundation, in association with its production partners The Water Environment Federation (WEF), SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, DuPont Water Solutions, Xylem, L’Oreal, Aqualia and the Dutch Water Alliance. The film will be available to watch on Netflix on 21 October 2020.

Additional details about the documentary, including the official film trailer, can be found here.

About Brave Blue World
Brave Blue World is a not-for-profit foundation focused on providing a platform for scientific educational storytelling and public engagement. The foundation was created with a view to inspire a shift in thinking and solving water challenges globally.

Led by water technology expert Paul O’Callaghan, Brave Blue World Foundation partnered with pre-eminent leaders in water innovation and thought-leadership to produce a documentary which highlights the scale and urgency of the global water crisis and the many pioneering solutions. The documentary presents the message that if we respond to the calls to action highlighted in the film, we will solve water in our lifetime.

Source: Brave Blue World Foundation