‘Water’ Part of Sundance Channel’s World AIDS Day Lineup

Zambia-set documentary will make its U.S. TV premiere on Dec. 1.

Last Updated: November 16, 2009 @ 11:51 AM

Sundance Channel has scheduled the U.S. television premiere of the feature-length documentary "Where the Water Meets the Sky" at 10 p.m. on Dec. 1, which is World Aids Day.

Directed by David Eberts and written by Jordan Roberts, "Water" is about a group of Northern Zambian women who learn how to use filmmaking as a way to speak out about their lives and the staggering number of young women orphaned by AIDS in their country. Morgan Freeman narrates the film.

The film will be part of Sundance’s lineup of World AIDS Day programming, which includes Andre Techine’s "The Witness," a pre-AIDS drama starring Emmanuelle Beart, Sami Bouajila, Michel Blanc and Julie Depardieu; writer-director Thom Fitzgerald’s "The Event," with Parker Posey as an ambitious assistant D.A. investigating suspicious deaths of AIDS patients in New York; and "I Am Because We Are," a call to action on behalf of the orphans of Malawi, from writer-producer Madonna and director Nathan Risswman.