HAMPI, INDIA: ANCIENT WATER FOR OUR FUTURE is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. View more Semifinalist films at vimeo.com/groups/focusforwardfilms/albums/6362.

How did Mohan Rao become one of the world's leading innovators in sustainable water management? He did not look forward for inspiration but instead to the past. In Hampi, India, Rao uncovered a reservoir system dating to the Hindu empire of ancient Vijayanagra, circa 1000AD, that had sustained a population of 1/2 million people for hundreds of years with very little rainfall. With the help of the Architectural Survey of India, Rao's work in Hampi has provided much needed models for water supply management in the development of cities and urban complexes around the globe. Rao's ancient discovery could promise to unlock the answer to the world's dwindling water supplies.

Director & Producer: Richard Yelland
Editor: Matthew Johnston
Director of Photography: Alexandre Naufel
Additional Cinematography: Will Tipp
Super 8 Camera: Richard Yelland

Bangalore, India Production Unit:
Tirthadeep Roy
Rakyesh Dayanand
Roy Film Production
Line Producers: Rakesh, Tirthadeep Roy
Sound: V.Badrinath
Steadicam: Mani
Production Manager: Sudarshan
Production Boy: Putta

Mohan Rao, IndeDesign, Bangalore
Dr. SVP Halkatti, Architectural Survey of India

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