Date(s) - 14/03/2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ellen Terry Building
Cine UNACov will show Across the Tracks in room ETG34 of the Ellen Terry Building of Coventry University at 15:30 on 14 March, which addresses Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all, followed by a discussion between the audience and a panel of experts.
As the Clean India campaign gets underway, with its ambitious target of a toilet for every household by 2019, WaterAid explores how something as simple as a toilet can help transform lives by following the story of one ambitious mother in Uttar Pradesh. Radha Verma, determined to protect her daughter after she narrowly escapes a physical attack, builds one of the first toilets in Rakhi Mandi slum, home to 3,500 people in one of India’s largest cities – Kanpur.
The film shows how Radha Verma has made this happen with the support of others in and around the community. We meet charismatic “super-gran” Kalavati and passionate community leader, Laddan. With support from WaterAid’s local partner, Shramik Bharti, they educate, inspire and motivate others to build their own low-cost toilets.
This film was made with support from WaterAid’s local partner, Sharmik Bharti, and the HSBC Water Programme.
After the film there will be a discussion between the audience and a panel of experts including Emma Hill-Brookes from Water for Kids.
The event is free. If you wish to show your support you can donate to Water for Kids here. Even donating the price of a bottle of water will help the work of this local charity !