Jill Heinerth’s We Are Water film
Top explorer to highlight Earth’s most precious resource
One of the world’s top female underwater explorers is producing a documentary called We Are Water.
During her astonishing career 47-year old Canadian Jill Heinerth has explored some of the most inaccessible, remote – and frankly dangerous – wet places on Earth. But now she wants to highlight just how precious a commodity water is.
water is a precious commodity
In creating the new film, Jill hopes to raise public awareness of where water comes from, the strains we put on the supply, and how best we can protect our water.
Her gallery of work to date is jaw-dropping enough. Supported by partner Suunto, she can list Antarctic icebergs, caves under Siberian mountains and many other dives besides.
In creating We Are Water Jill has had the camera out again and visited more truly epic dive locations – but not all are as far-flung as you might imagine.
Jill said: “I swim under your homes, your businesses, golf courses, bowling alleys — all kinds of places where people don’t imagine their drinking water is flowing.
“In cave diving I swim inside the veins of mother earth. It’s easy to forget where water comes from. We take it for granted that it comes out of a tap but we can no longer afford to do so.”
As well as exploring the planet, her documentary also explores mankind’s connection to our most abundant resource, both practical and spiritual.
Jill continued: “One of the most important things that I want to encourage is to simply take a child to a river, a lake, a spring, or the ocean. Reconnect yourself and your family with water. Enjoy it, dive it, swim it, paddle it, experience it because when you love it, you’ll want to protect it.”
Suunto President & CEO Mikko Moilanen said: “It’s a cause close to our hearts — we are divers ourselves and also want to protect what we love.
“Our dive computers have helped Jill stay safe during some of her incredible explorations and we’re keen to support her on this important journey.”
Jill Heinerth’s We Are Water is scheduled for release on November 1st 2012.
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