Scenes from a Dry City

San Francisco Int'l FF (2019) – Nominee: Golden Gate Award for Best Documentary Short

Amsterdam Int'l Doc FF (2018) – Nominee: Best Short Documentary

Big Sky Doc FF (2019) – Best Mini Doc

Screens with:

Billy Monk

Billy Monk was a bouncer and nightclub photographer in 1960s Cape Town. Fifty years after Billy Monk captured this hidden slice of Cape Town's history, this intimate documentary brings together key characters in his story – one that is far from black and white. … Read More »

This beautifully crafted film looks at the recent Cape Town water crisis from a host of different perspectives: from illegal car washers to golfers on a lush green fairway. In the process, the film offers rich commentary on the racial inequality and income disparity in South African society.


Simon Wood Co-director
Guest: Simon WoodSimon Wood's films have screened at the worlds greatest documentary festivals, ‘Scenes from a Dry City' premiered in competition at IDFA 2018. Previous award winning films, ‘The Silent Form' and ‘Orbis' both premiered in competition at Hot Docs in Toronto and his documentary ‘Forerunners' screened at IDFA 2011. His next…

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Francois Verster Co-director
Guest: Francois VersterFrancois Verster is an Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa.  His films generally follow creative and observational approaches to social issues and have all won local and international awards - these include THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD (2014), SEA POINT DAYS (2009), THE MOTHERS' HOUSE (2006), A…

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SA Premiere Festival Guest African Short
Cape Town
Sun 9 June / 5.30pm + Q&A
Wed 12 June / 8.30pm
Sun 16 June / 3pm BEST OF FEST
Sun 9 June / 5.30pm
Sat 15 June / 8pm + Q&A
Francois Verster & Simon Wood
South Africa, USA
13 minutes