As progressive journalist Jason Wallach writes:
El Salvador receives 3 times as much water in rainfall as what its 6 million inhabitants consume annually, yet 40% of Salvadorans do not enjoy potable water in their homes.
This paradox lies behind two new documentaries about El Salvador's water crisis. Wallach has written and produced Until the Last Drop: Tales From the Battle for El Salvador's Water. Here is the trailer:
El Salvador's Center for the Defense of the Consumer and the documentary film project Witness.org combined to produce the documentary Chronic Neglect: The Water Crisis in El Salvador. Here is a 6 minute version of the documentary:
The full length versions of both documentaries, which are available on DVD, each run about 30 minutes. We recently screened them both in my monthly El Salvador Movie Night in the Milwaukee area, and they were well received by the persons who attended. Both documentaries do an excellent job of illustrating the plight of the poor who need access to potable water and the complexities of dealing with this intractable problem.