Water, Not Weapons: The Greening of Afghanistan

Synopsis
A doctor's battle against drought

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura was a man who devoted his life to bringing water to Afghanistan, up until the day he was tragically killed on December 4, 2019. Believing that weapons and tanks won't end war, and that the revival of farming is the cornerstone of the country's recovery, he shed his physician's white coat and set out to build an irrigation canal. Years of arduous labor saw its completion, the plains had turned green again, and normal daily life was beginning to return for the residents when he was gunned down. The program follows the singular doctor's 15 years of unrelenting effort, and poses the question of what it means to bring aid.
Award
"intermedia-globe GOLD" DOCUMENTARIES: Global Issues
World Media Festival, Hamburg 2017