Touched by Water


Touched by Water is a documentary that dives into the lush world of bathing rituals, exploring the traditions of our essential bond with water.

From ancient Roman baths to elite European spas, from Turkish hammams and the Ganges to a high-tech multimedia pool, the film explores the hidden meaning behind the simple and universal act of bathing. Filmed in 13 countries, Touched by Water conveys our complex relationship with water, its sensual pleasure and spiritual renewal.

Touched by Water immerses us in the rich and diverse ways of loving water, the source of all life.

genre  – Road documentary
length – 60 min
festivals –  shortlisted for Japan Prize, Nominated for ‘Best Documentary of the World’ at Montreal World Film Festival, Environmental Film Festival Barcelona, Festival International de filmes environment de Paris, Best Short Film at Hotspring Documentary Festival, Best Short Documentary at Tiburon Film Festival, USA; Festival Internacional de Cinema del medi Ambient, Cataluna; ‘Special Award’ at Water Sea Oceans Int’l Film Festival , Czech Rep; Big Water Film Festival, USA; Voices from the Water, Bangalore India;  etc.

broadcast – Documentary Channel Canada (on New Year’s Eve), ARTV, Ceska TV, Hungarian TV
screenings – Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, Cornell Cinema Ithaca, Pacific Cinématheque Vancouver, World Water Forum and numerous other International Water Events around the world.

Reviews

“…a documentary odyssey about bathing rituals … Shot in 13 countries over the course of 10 years, the exquisite Touched by Water is both an ode to thesocial ritual of public bathing and a thought-provoking look at water’s spiritual significance…”Touched by Water” is a call for open-mindedness… Wormser underscores our universal relationship to water.”
– Patricia Bailey cbc.ca/arts

“Wormser has a way of showing us the beauty beyond what is ostensibly ordinary, while illuminating our intricate relationship to H20.”
– Matthew Hayes, Montreal Mirror

“Ce documentaire est une oeuvre pénétrante (…) offrant une expérience spirituelle, intellectuelle et sensorielle.”CVTM

Director, Writer, Camera, Sound, Producer: Tamás Wormser

Executive producer : Robert Schwartz
Editor:  Catherine Legault   Narrator: Jean Marchand
Music: Ganesh Anandan and Dino Giancola