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Water documentary featuring Xylem released worldwide on Netflix

Brave Blue World, narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring actors and activists Matt Damon and Jaden Smith, will be released on Netflix on October 21, 2020. The documentary, featuring water technology innovators and commentary from Xylem CEO Patrick Decker, will be available to 193 million subscribers worldwide and in 29 languages.
“It’s a great film. We all need to see it,” says Liam Neeson. “Every school and every college needs to see it. Every kid has heard of climate change; the film deeply connects with this. It makes water local – something so many of us take for granted.”
Filmed across five continents, Brave Blue World paints an optimistic picture of how humanity is adopting new technologies and innovations to re-think how water is managed. The documentary makers went on an incredible journey to meet with pioneers and innovators who are addressing global water and sanitation challenges.
“I am beyond thrilled that Brave Blue World will be released worldwide,” says Paul O’Callaghan, Executive producer and founder of Brave Blue World Foundation. “Raising awareness of the global water crisis to help fast-track potential solutions was our ambition when we set out on this journey two years ago.”
A key message of the documentary is that the technology already exists today to solve our most challenging water problems. What is needed to solve the water crisis is massive mobilization of people who truly care about the future.
“I think, quite frankly, that we should create a movement among the younger generation, and they will simply not tolerate that we do things as status quo,” says Xylem CEO Patrick Decker.
The documentary was produced by the Brave Blue World Foundation, in association with its production partners The Water Environment Federation, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, DuPont Water Solutions, Xylem, L’Oreal, Aqualia and the Dutch Water Alliance.