The Age of Water

Film phase:Production


After a spate of mysterious illnesses and deaths, a community in Mexico discovers its water is radioactive. What unfolds is a story of resilience, conviction and the lies we tell ourselves about our dwindling resources.


Isabel Alcántara is a Mexican documentary filmmaker with a background in photojournalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications. In 2012, she and her brother co-founded Ponderosa Productions, a documentary production company. She was part of Chicken & Egg Pictures’ inaugural Accelerator Lab, and is currently a BAVC MediaMaker and a Firelight Fellow. She has also shot photo and multimedia content for Paper Magazine and The New York Times, and is a staff writer for the GLAAD Award-winning queer website, Autostraddle.