A BEDOUIN VIKING Production © 2009 (release 2012)
*Everybody does it – nobody talks about it*
$H*T! follows radical solutions that turn human waste into green energy. It opens up possibilities for a whole new and better future for all of us. From the bottom of the poverty ladder to the heights of power, $H*T! shows a transformation in thinking, where human waste is not a problem – it’s a resource.
You’ll be sorry you flushed!
Human waste is a universal reality few want to talk about, but the truth is – it’s a killer.
In the West, under-dimensioned and decaying sewage systems leak straight into our basements and rivers. In some places, the system has already collapsed, contaminating water sources so that drinking water has to be trucked in.
Almost 40% of the world’s population have no access to any kind of sanitation. That’s 2,6 billion people who have no choice but to do their business in the open, posing the single largest threat to drinking water and public health on the planet.
It seems inescapable. But what if all that poo wasn’t a threat? What if it could save the planet?
$H*T! is an international wake-up call for changing our attitudes to how we deal with our own waste. It’s a character driven film that will show solutions that will not only improve worldwide sanitation and reduce child mortality, poverty, and inequality, but do it by turning this deadly problem into the resource it is. A resource that can provide energy and clean fertilizer, all while cutting down on fossil fuel and CO2 emissions in the process. In addition to the film, we’re preparing an extensive multi-platform strategy with the end goal to inform, empower, and support those who want to effect change.
$H*T! is a one of a kind documentary meant for a global TV audience. It has a built-in audience appeal, tempering the hard facts with a giggle factor born of our massive collective taboo. Our target audience reaches further than the already converted enviro-friends – we want to reach the people that don’t know that they care yet. Bottom line is, whether we flush our shit or lay it in the open, it ultimately affects us all. It’s past time we started talking about it.
We’re expecting broad international exposure.
PRODUCTION TEAM: $H*T! is being made by the award winning director/producer Annika Gustafson and writor/editor Phil Jandaly at Bedouin Viking Productions
SALES AGENT: Louise Rosen Ltd
FUNDERS: The Sundance Documentary Film Institute and the Skoll Foundation in their joint program Stories of Change, the Canada Council for the Arts, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and Puma Vision. Thank you!
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