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The Essence of Water

Water: a chemical substance unlike any other, able to change its properties quickly and frequently. The water contained in a single raindrop has been around for billions of years: it may have been part of rivers and oceans, expanded in ice reservoirs, evaporated to form clouds, hit the ground as rain or snowflakes, and percolated through thick layers of bedrock. A substance without which life as we know it wouldn’t exist. We’re even made of it: 60 % of the human body consists of water. Yet our idea of what water actually is, where it came from, how it shapes our planet remains sketchy at best. This is a unique exploration of water and its impact on Earth, following scientists on the cutting-edge of research the world over.

Adventurous, informative, stunning and entertaining: a revelatory film that captivates and enthrals its viewers.