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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00376
Date : 1997
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Title : Somalie : Biyo, l'eau c'est la vie = Somalia : Biyo, that's life = Somalia : Biyo, es vida
Duration : 00:08:57
Director : unknown
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
CONTI, Riccardo (engineer, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication subject to restrictions
Copyright : Azimuts; ICRC
Production company : Azimuts
ICRC producer :
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Description : Following a war that has left Somalia devastated and divided by never-ending clan struggle, an almost-forgotten profession has made a comeback in Mogadishu: the water vendor. The city’s entire water-distribution system has been destroyed in the fighting and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has therefore sunk many wells in an attempt to supply water to Mogadishu’s population. As the poet Abdullah Raggé says, “Water is the source of life”. Mr Raggé is helping the ICRC in its work, in particular by broadcasting messages on local radio to promote hygiene.
Original language : French; Spanish; English
Other language : International soundtrack
French title : Somalie : Biyo, c'est la vie
English title : Somalia : Biyo, that's life
Spanish title : Somalia : Biyo, es vida
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : Digital Betacam
Best material/format available : Digital Betacam