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Isla Urbana Submission for IUOW Competition

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Published on Aug 15, 2012

Isla Urbana is a short documentary about an emerging non-profit group in Mexico City that is starting a rainwater harvesting revolution. Residents in low-income neighborhoods can go months at a time without water in their homes, while during the rainy season the streets are flooded. Isla Urbana designs and installs rainwater harvesting systems using local plumbers and materials to capture, clean, and store the rainwater. Through interviews with Isla Urbana staff, speaking with local residents, and footage of systems being installed, Isla Urbana shows how a few motivated people are solving this problem one roof at a time.

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