Scenes from a Dry City

What happens when a major metropolitan area runs out of water? In Cape Town, South Africa, residents fear the arrival of “Day Zero,” when the city’s taps will be shut off.

Director(s): François Verster, Simon Wood
Production: First Look Media, Charlotte Cook, Laura Poitras
Music: Peter Coyte, Cornell Boshoff, Braam du Toit
Year: 2018
Duration: 12 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: South Africa
Shooting Locations: South Africa
Screening rights: First Look Media ()
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Main topic(s): Water
Secondary topics: population natural disasters neighborhoods drinking water water cycle
Mentions: drought water crisis water shortage drinking water social injustice social tension Cape Town
Topic Page(s): Water

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