SCENES FROM A DRY CITY :: A Simon Wood & François Verster documentary


What happens when a major metropolitan area runs out of water? In Cape Town, South Africa, in 2018 residents feared the arrival of 'Day Zero,' when the city’s taps would be shut off.


:: Best Mini Doc, Big Sky, 2019
:: In competition, IDFA, 2018


"The camerawork and drone shots are stunning. Presented without commentary, the film gives an impression not only of the water crisis, but also of the racial inequality and income disparity in South African society." IDFA

"A deeply revealing observational portrait of a city struggling to adapt to scarcity. In many ways, it is a harbinger of things to come." The Atlantic


:: Directors: Simon Wood & François Verster
:: Editor: Khalid Shamis
:: Sound: Stef Albertyn
:: Executive producers: Laura Poitras & Charlotte Cook
:: Executive producers: Field Of Vision