The Let’s Talk About Water festival is, well, a festival about water. Using the power of cinema, it tries to inform and spark debate on a wide variety of topics that are connected through water. Besides its film programme, this year the festival is adding two exhibitions and a sustainable fashion show. In a fully packed two-week programme, Delta picks out just some of the highlights.
- Let’s Talk About Water festival
- Thursday 14 February – Saturday 23 February
- Films, exhibitions and a fashion show
- Entrance fees vary from free to up to EUR 9.50. Discounts for students and TU Delft employees.
Thursday, 14 February
OPEN (City Library)
The festival kicks off in the city library with the opening of a photo exhibition and the launch of an online media campaign. Under the name #EverydayNile, this project brings together photographers, journalists and researchers who share an interest in the Nile river.
The Power of Film
Tuesday, 19 February
A workshop that helps scientists tell their story about water by using visuals. It helps them understand how to create an impact and how to reach a wider, more general, audience. The workshop consists of a panel discussion and two presentations.
Sustainable Fashion Show
Wednesday, 20 February
12:30 + 17:00 CATWALK
TU Delft Library
Imagine the TU Library as a catwalk filled with models showing off sustainable fashion. Can you? Neither can we, so all the more reason to attend the show that students of Zadkine Business & Fashion put together. All the clothing on the catwalk is sustainable. One example is clothing made of plastic bottles fished out of rivers and oceans.
Wednesday, 20 February
If you have never seen the movie Bladerunner, we suggest you do so this week. In the film, a policeman (the bladerunner) is responsible for finding and eliminating escaped replicants, robots that resemble people. Fun fact, one of the foremost replicants is played by Dutch actor, Rutger Hauer.
Admission: EUR 5.
For TU students and staff: EUR 3.
From Source To Sea
Tuesday, 26 February
Imagine paddling down the Rhine river from the high mountains of Switzerland all the way to the North Sea. ‘Plastic Soup Surfer’ Merijn Tinga did just that. On a sup board made of plastic waste made by the Science Centre, he travelled hundreds of kilometres to draw attention to rivers as one of the major sources of plastic pollution. The movie is introduced by director of the film, and TU Delft alumna, Eelke Dekker.
Admission: EUR 9.50.
For TU students and staff: EUR 7.50.