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The We Are Water Foundation presents the documentary entitled Aral, the lost sea at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

September 21, 2010

Together with Isabel Coixet, the We Are Water Foundation presented the documentary entitled Aral, the lost sea as part of the Thematic Retrospective: .doc – New paths of non-fiction section at the 58th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

This documentary on the drying up of the Aral Sea is the first initiative of the We Are Water Foundation, created by Roca, the world leader in bathrooms, which aims to counter the negative effects caused by the lack of adequate water resources, raise public awareness and encourage the public to donate funds to be used to implement cooperation projects.

Aral, the lost sea relates the consequences of the drying up of the Aral Sea. This inland sea is located between Karakalpakstan (an autonomous republic of Uzbekistan) and the Kyzylorda and Aktobe regions of Kazakhstan, and was once the fourth largest lake in the world, providing employment and food for many people.

Eminent personalities have collaborated on the documentary. Sir Ben Kingsley narrates, whilst Tim Robbins contributed a song to the Aral, the lost sea soundtrack.

With this initiative, the foundation seeks the support and active and committed cooperation of relevant personalities from the world of culture and science whose work conveys and strengthens the message of solidarity and sustainability of We Are Water. In short, the aim is to create a new water culture that allows for the fair and sustainable management of water resources in the world.

The foundation took advantage of the presentation in San Sebastian to organise a party at the La Perla spa which was attended by a number of personalities from the world of cinema and culture, including Sergi López, Lluís Homar, the members of Tricicle, Juanjo Puigcorbé, the athlete Gemma Mengual and the photographer Jaume de Laiguana.

The event featured a recital by the flamenco singer-songwriter José Mercé and a performance by Andrea Fuentes, a member of the Spanish Olympic synchronised swimming team.