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Title:The water war
Editor:Azevedo, LicínioISNI
City of publisher:Maputo
Publisher:Ébano Multimédia
Geographic term:Mozambique
Subjects:water shortage
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Abstract:In the war that ended in Mozambique three years ago, most of the figthing in dry regions of the country's interior evolved around the water sources. Many boreholes were destroyed so as not to fall in enemy hands. When the rainwater stored in the family cisterns runs out during the dry season, the population begins a new war. In the heart of drought-prone Mozambique 10.000 people are surviving on water from just four boreholes. Licinio Azevedo film chronicles the tragi-comic dramas involved in the daily scramble for water in a rural community, from hollowing out an ancient baobab tree for storage to travelling for days to reach a water pump, only to have an officious man stop the pump for the night [Abstract reproduced from video]