Friday 20 March 2015
Green Point Park
Watch two beautiful, entertaining and insightful documentary films about water on the Little Common of the Green Point Park in Cape Town. Bring a blanket, a picnic (no alcohol allowed!) and the family for a lovely late summer evening under the stars and in front of our big screen.
Ahead of the two main movies (see below), visitors will watch a short film (9 minutes long) produced for the City of Cape Town’s Department of Water and Sanitation that explains where Cape Town’s water comes from and provides fascinating insights into the vast infrastructure behind every tap in the city.
Access to this event is free for all ages, but attendance is limited to a maximum of 1000 people on a first-come-first-in basis!
Please book your FREE tickets now
The Water Tower
(USA | 2014 | 28 min | Dir: Pete McBride)
In Central Kenya, northeast of the Rift Valley, there is a tower. It is a monumental granite swell with a crumbling pinnacle that stretches 17,058 feet into the sky. Mt. Kenya, the second tallest peak in Africa, is home to Ngai, the local water god that is said to create the rains. As a result, Ngai and the mountain provide 70% of the nation’s water supply, fed by glaciers and annual storms that eddy around this looming rock island. It is truly Kenya’s Water Tower. Pete McBride climbed it’s false summit with his family when was 9. Returning in 2012 with a group of climbers, he noticed something frightening. It wasn’t the same mountain he climbed as a boy.
Who Owns Water?
(USA | 2014 | 51 min | Dir: David Hanson, Michael Hanson, Andrew Kornylak)
“Water wars? Let’s have a whiskey and I’ll tell you something different.” It’s a conflict once unthinkable in the deep green South of the USA. Three states are locked in battle over the diminishing fresh water that saw Atlanta go from a small town to the fastest growing city in the country. Who’s in control? It depends on who you talk to. In this stunningly-shot, award-winning documentary film, brothers Michael and David Hanson return to the source of their childhood river and paddle it to the Gulf of Mexico to take you deep into the water wars. Everything comes down to one question: Who Owns Water? Read more here.
Where is Green Point Park?
Use the South Gate entrance to the park on Bill Peters Drive opposite the entrance to the Virgin Active gym.