Seven Stories about Water. Seven tales about people working with it. Seven states of Europe in the throes of global change. Seven old preoccupations: Drinking, irrigating, navigating, fishing, swimming, baptising, harvesting. Eternal wisdoms that water communicates to all who touch it. Filmed at seven unusual locations in Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.

Whisky-makers, water pump builders, lockkeeper, fishermen, hydromechanics, ferrymen and a very old olive farmer tell us how they deal with the vital element and about the surprising philosophies it inspires in them. In these seven stories are spun the threads of surprising links across frontiers, all of them leaving far behind the current global discourse of water as a simple commodity.

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