Here is a link to view a story that aired on CNN on July 1. Ron Rivera from Potters for Peace shared it with us. The story shows the clay/sawdust/colloidal silver filter used in Guatemala. While the story clearly describes the technology and the advantages of using these filters around the world, the reporter fails to mention the work of Potters for Peace or other projects (like TAMU Water Project) who are also using the technology. The story makes it seem as if this group is the only one doing this work. Further, the reporter suggests that the director of the project in Guatemala “discovered” the filters. Such language echoes colonization and “saviors” at work. Nevertheless, the video helps to spread the word about this affordable technology and may aid in helping more people gain access to potable water. 

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2008/07/01/whitbeck.gg.guatemala.ecofilters.cnn?iref=videosearch

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