November 1, 2016
Life-saving Texas Water Charity Featured at Lone Star Film Festival
AUSTIN, TEXAS, November 1, 2016 - “Well Aware World” directed by Brad Feeser was chosen to premier in the Documentary Short film category at the Lone Star Film Festival. The short film was made in partnership with Well Aware, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa.
The Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square, an annual film event in North Texas will be held November 10 – 13, 2016. “Well Aware World” will be shown on November 10 to festival attendees for the first public screening of the film.
“Well Aware World” transports viewers to Kenya to see first-hand how Sarah Evans, Well Aware Founder and Executive Director, and the Well Aware team work with communities in Africa to fund and implement life-saving water systems. With less than 40% of water systems working in Africa, Evans sought to highlight the way that Well Aware implements water projects with a 100 percent success rate, and recruited Feeser to capture the team’s process and commitment to realistic and lasting change for the communities they serve.
Independent film producer Feeser shot the film on a trip to Kenya with the Well Aware team in June 2016. The film also features the Billboard chart-topping band Saints of Valory, an American alternative rock band from Austin, as well as National Geographic Creative Photographer, Greg Davis.
“Traveling to Kenya with the Well Aware team was an eye-opening experience that I was touched to capture,” Feeser said. “I am beyond thrilled to have the film be recognized by the Lone Star Film Festival so that others can learn how important Well Aware and their mission is for these communities.”
About Well Aware
Well Aware is an Austin-based nonprofit that funds and implements clean water systems for impoverished communities in Africa. Well Aware is known for its sustainability model in building lasting water systems with high impact. The model combines community involvement, strategic non-governmental organization partnerships, technical expertise, and impact measurement to create sustainable solutions that drive economic development and nurture self-sufficient communities. For more information about Well Aware, visit www.wellawareworld.org.