Scenes from a Dry City

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Massacre River
Scotiabank Theatre 4 Fri, Apr 26, 2019 6:15 PM
When over 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent are left stateless after the country rules their citizenship invalid, violence and unchecked xenophobia erupts, and one woman races to gain legal status to stay with her daughter before the clock runs out.
Massacre River
Hart House Theatre Sat, Apr 27, 2019 12:00 PM
When over 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent are left stateless after the country rules their citizenship invalid, violence and unchecked xenophobia erupts, and one woman races to gain legal status to stay with her daughter before the clock runs out.
Massacre River
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Sun, May 5, 2019 8:30 PM
When over 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent are left stateless after the country rules their citizenship invalid, violence and unchecked xenophobia erupts, and one woman races to gain legal status to stay with her daughter before the clock runs out.
Film Info
Runtime:13
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):François Verster
Simon Wood
Producer(s):François Verster
Simon Wood
Executive Producer(s):Charlotte Cook
Laura Poitras
Editor(s):Khalid Shamis
Cinematography:Simon Wood
François Verster
Composer:Peter Coyte
Cornell Boshoff
Braam du Toit

Description

Cape Town is closing in on "Day Zero," when citizens' taps will run dry. It's a perfect storm of catastrophic drought, rapid population growth, political infighting, unchecked construction, racial and economic inequity—in all, a foreboding future shock. Part biblical disaster, part Thunderdome anarchy, this is what a world without water looks like. Angie Driscoll