Institute History

  • 2017 Women's Financing Intensive


The death of a water scientist and kidnapping of his son in India set off an interlocking tale between Priya Haldane, his widow searching for answers, Toni Munro, a water conglomerate's fixer, and ten-year-old Neerav Singh, who's left to manage his family's farm, after his father commits suicide. Jal explores the blood, sweat, and tears surrounding India's water scarcity and the toll it takes of those who depend on it.

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