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.
Scenes from a Dry City premiered in competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and had its U.S premiere in 2019 winning the Best Mini Doc at the Academy qualifying Big Sky Festival in Montana. In June 2019, the film was awarded an honourable mention by the American Film Institute at 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. Since it's premiere the film has screened at over fifty festivals, winning recognition from juries across the globe, culminating in an Emmy nomination in August 2020 for Outstanding Short Documentary.