Films and fashion during Delft water festival

Many different types of film, two exhibitions and a sustainable fashion show make this year’s Let’s Talk About Water festival a rich mix of cultural events.

This year marks the seventh edition of the Let's Talk About Water festival. (Photo: Kai-Chieh Chan)

The Let’s Talk About Water festival is, well, a festival about water. Using the power of cinema, it tries to inform and spark debate on a wide variety of topics that are connected through water. Besides its film programme, this year the festival is adding two exhibitions and a sustainable fashion show. In a fully packed two-week programme, Delta picks out just some of the highlights.

  • Let’s Talk About Water festival
  • Thursday 14 February – Saturday 23 February
  • Films, exhibitions and a fashion show
  • Entrance fees vary from free to up to EUR 9.50. Discounts for students and TU Delft employees.

The Nile river in Uganda. (Photo: Rod Waddington)
Thursday, 14 February
17:00-18:30 LAUNCH
OPEN (City Library)

The festival kicks off in the city library with the opening of a photo exhibition and the launch of an online media campaign. Under the name #EverydayNile, this project brings together photographers, journalists and researchers who share an interest in the Nile river.


Admission: free

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The Power of Film
Tuesday, 19 February
14:00-17:00 WORKSHOP
IHE Delft

A workshop that helps scientists tell their story about water by using visuals. It helps them understand how to create an impact and how to reach a wider, more general, audience. The workshop consists of a panel discussion and two presentations.


Admission: free

An empty catwalk. (Photo: Henry Jose)
Sustainable Fashion Show
Wednesday, 20 February
12:30 + 17:00 CATWALK
TU Delft Library

Imagine the TU Library as a catwalk filled with models showing off sustainable fashion. Can you? Neither can we, so all the more reason to attend the show that students of Zadkine Business & Fashion put together. All the clothing on the catwalk is sustainable. One example is clothing made of plastic bottles fished out of rivers and oceans.  


Admission: free

Movie poster for Bladerunner. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Wednesday, 20 February
19:15 FILM
Filmhuis Lumen

If you have never seen the movie Bladerunner, we suggest you do so this week. In the film, a policeman (the bladerunner) is responsible for finding and eliminating escaped replicants, robots that resemble people. Fun fact, one of the foremost replicants is played by Dutch actor, Rutger Hauer. 


Admission: EUR 5.

For TU students and staff: EUR 3. 

Plastic pet bottles. (Photo:
From Source To Sea
Tuesday, 26 February
21:30 FILM
Filmhuis Lumen

Imagine paddling down the Rhine river from the high mountains of Switzerland all the way to the North Sea. ‘Plastic Soup Surfer’ Merijn Tinga did just that. On a sup board made of plastic waste made by the Science Centre, he travelled hundreds of kilometres to draw attention to rivers as one of the major sources of plastic pollution. The movie is introduced by director of the film, and TU Delft alumna, Eelke Dekker.


Admission: EUR 9.50.

For TU students and staff (with campus card!): EUR 5..

Nieuwsredacteur Marjolein van der Veldt

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