18. May. 2023
A prestigious Lighthouse Award, honoring pioneers and visionaries within the water sector, has been awarded to INTO DUST, a docudrama based on the true story of Perween Rahman who fought to provide clean, safe water to the poorest in Pakistan’s capital Karachi.

Since the launch in August 2021, the docudrama INTO DUST has received praise and positive reviews and raised awareness about the global water crisis. On Wednesday, yet more accolades were bestowed on INTO DUST when it received the prestigious Lighthouse Award at a ceremony during the BlueTech Forum in Glasgow. Head of Solutions and Marketing of Grundfos Water Utility Division, Ralph Exton, accepted the award at a ceremony in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Ralph receives award. Photo: BlueTech Research

Head of Solutions and Marketing of Grundfos Water Utility Division, Ralph Exton, accepted the award at a ceremony in Glasgow on Wednesday. Photo: BlueTech Research

“As a water solutions company, these topics are very close to our hearts. The Grundfos Foundation and Grundfos work every day to make a positive difference for people and the world with the ambition of reaching 300 million people with clean water in 2030. We believe that water is a basic human right as stated by the UN, and we promise to respect, protect, and advance the flow water,” said Ralph Exton at the award ceremony.

Lighthouse Award Graphic

Graphic: Brave Blue World Foundation

In 2020, The Brave Blue World Foundation launched the Lighthouse Awards to honour pioneers and visionaries within the water sector. Brave Blue World Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative focused on providing a platform for scientific educational storytelling and public engagement. The foundation was created with a view to inspire a shift in thinking and solving water challenges globally.

INTO DUST, directed by academy award winning director Orlando von Einsiedel, is an important story that aims to raise awareness about the pressing issue of water scarcity and the devastating impact it has on communities around the world. It tells the story of Perween Rahman, a woman who sacrificed everything to provide Karachi’s poorest communities with clean, safe water.

“I speak for both the Foundation and Grundfos when I say that we are extremely proud to have been involved in the making of INTO DUST. We are grateful for having worked with so many talented and passionate people on this project. I would like to extend a special thank you to Orlando von Einsiedel, Grain Media, the Orangi Pilot Project, the NGO for which Perween worked, and not least Perween’s sister Aquila (Ismail) for sharing her sister’s important story,” said Ralph Exton.

INTO DUST is available to watch on WaterBear, Amazon Prime, and the Real Stories YouTube channel.

INTO DUST trailer from Grundfos Foundation | PDJF on Vimeo.