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Pulitzer Center Update July 1, 2013

"Easy Like Water" wins Spring 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award

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In Bangla, "easy like water" translates roughly as "piece of cake." The irony is that in Bangladesh...

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The Pulitzer Center -supported film "Easy Like Water" won a Spring 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award. The film by Glenn Baker and Stephen Sapienza is part of their Pulitzer Center project Bangladesh: Easy Like Water which examines climate change and education in Bangladesh.

The film shows how Mohammed Rezwan, known as "Bangladesh's Noah," is revolutionizing education by building solar-powered, internet-enabled floating schools to overcome the problem of rising water levels and flooded schools. Rezwan's solar-powered boats are helping to bring education to rural Bangladeshis, as well as allowing many girls to go to school for the first time.

The film was edited by Sam Green with original music by James Lavino and animation by James Sullivan

As well as winning the Golden Eagle Award, CINE featured "Easy Like Water" as the cover photo on their Facebook page. Other pictures from the movie as well as of the staff are shown in a CINE Facebook album.

CINE (which stands for the Council on International Nontheatrical Events) was launched 55 years ago with the purpose of finding American films for international film festivals. CINE works to open doors for filmmakers. The Golden Eagle Award uses a jury system to choose the best among the many submitted films.

In 2012, "Easy Like Water" won the first Hilton LightStay Sustainability Award for a Work-in-Progress in a ceremony at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was selected out of the 1,500 feature-length documentaries and more than 5,000 short films that were submitted.

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