Nairobi Slum

The Intimate Realities of Water

Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:30 pm
Shideler Hall 152

The Intimate Realities of Water documentary provides small glimpses into the everyday realities of water in two of Nairobi’s slums: Kibera and Dagoretti. We follow the everyday chores, rituals, and routines of women living in the slums. This film is a series of portraits, both hopeful and sometimes heartbreaking. These portraits blur the line between the built environment, people, and ecology. It tells the story of water as a social force, following the fascinating ways water constitutes bodies, cities, economic life, and cultural activities, bringing these into relationship with one another.T

This is not a film about life in the slums. Rather, this film is their survival guide to living in the slums.

Please join us for a film screening and discussion of The Intimate Realities of Water (2016), directed and produced by Adrian Parr with photography by John Hughes and cinematography by Sean Hughes.  

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies and the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability.

Adrian Parr is Professor of Environmental Politics and Cultural Criticism at the University of Cincinnati. She is the Director of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center and a UNESCO water chair. She has published several books, the most recent being The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics (Columbia University Press) and Hijacking Sustainability (MIT Press).

Adrian Parr
Adrian Parr
Professor of Political Science and Architecture, University of Cincinnati