50 Liters Life

Water in Cape Town is almost over, while a group of people is drastically reducing water usage. Will they be able to avoid Day Zero?

50 Liters Life is a documentary story about the severe drought occurred in South Africa between 2015 and 2018. Cape Town and Western Cape region have been affected by instability condition because of the worst water crisis ever seen before.

Since 2015 more and more irregular rainfalls have dried up dams’ level, forcing the Local Government to ask citizens to reduce drastically water consumption. Each citizen should not use more than 50 liters of water per person per day.
This situation has caused a huge disruption both in the city and in neighboring areas.

Whilst strategies carried out by the most ingenious citizens in order to save water have led to good results, on the other side the destiny of agriculture and of the poorest fringe of the population are still unknown.
Is it possible to live a 50 liters life?

Western countries are used to wasting up to 300 liters of water per person per day. Since the effects of climate change are now evident, the unrestrained consumption of resources is a factor which can’t no more underestimate.

Main Characters

Gershwin William

Cape Town resident

Robin Lee Barteys

South African Weather Service

Karry Anne Williams

Cape Town resident

Andre Roux

Government Western Cape

Kevin Winter

Climate Scientist University of Cape Town

Marc Ward

Have a heart equine sanctuary

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