Recipient of the World Press Photo 2020 ‘Online Video of Year’ ‘SCENES FROM A DRY CITY’ uses the lens of water to explore societal dynamics during Cape Town South Africa’s water crisis. Juxtaposing vignettes in different areas of the city, the film examines how the climate crisis and the scarcity of mans most precious resource causes cracks in the city’s complex social fabric. Co directed with Francois Verster ‘Scenes from a Dry City’ was produced by Academy Award Winner Laura Poitras and Charlotte Cooke at Field of Vision.
The film premiered in competition at IDFA 2018 and at its US premiere in 2019 won Best Mini Doc at the Academy qualifying Big Sky Festival in Montana. In June the film was awarded an honourable mention at the American Film Institutes premiere documentary festival AFIDOCS. Further awards followed Europe and the United Kingdom before the International Documentary Association named it one the years best shorts for their annual IDA Awards shortlist.