UNDER THE SURFACE / UNDER OVERFLATEN

A documentary that was made in collaboration with NRK about the cleanness of the Norwegian drinking water.  

FACTS

 

Original title: Under Overflaten

Genre: Documentary

Direction: Anne Berit Vestby

Script: Anne Berit Vestby, Ola Flyum

Producer: Brennpunkt/NRK

Nationality: NOR

Length: 30 min.

Production year: 2009

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DIRECTORS COMMENT

"This is the only film I have made under the wings of NRK/Brennpunkt. It was my idea and it was developed in cooperation with Ola Flyum. This is also the only film, so far, where I have been in front of the camera. Oh boy, was I in front of the camera in good Michael Moore style. I confronted people and was often yelled at. Not exactly my style, but it was fun trying. Later I received mail that told me to keep quiet. One water company had to go to the newspaper afterwards, to reassure the people of Bærum that their drinking water was safe. As far as I know, chlorine is still heavily used in the drinking water in Norway, as Norway is the only country in the world that mainly uses surface as drinking water. Leaky water pipes probably make matters worse as they are still in the same ditch as the sewage pipes. There has not been much in the media about this, since the film was made.  There is still no official consensus about crypto sporidíum in the drinking water because it is not being regularly monitored."   Source: vetinst.no

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