Cape Town Drought Response Film Library Catalogue and Summaries

2019-03-25T10:08:02Z (GMT) by Mark New Gina Ziervogel

Welcome to the Cape Town Drought Response Film Library, first product of the Cape Town Drought Response Learning Initiative that began in mid-2018.The Cape Town Drought Response Learning Initiative is a joint undertaking by the African Climate and Development Initiative, Peter Willis of Conversations that Count, and Victor van Aswegen of CineSouth Studios.


The purpose of this film library is to enable you to watch and listen to a range of people who were intensely involved in crafting Cape Town’s response to the 2017-18 water crisis, as they reflect in detail upon what happened in the crisis from their perspective, why it happened, what worked and what didn’t work, and what lessons we have learned or could learn from the experience.These interviews were conducted and filmed in a sound studio in town by Peter Willis and Victor van Aswegen, with interviewees invited by Peter, preparation and research for each interview done jointly by the two of them, interviewing done by Peter and filming by Victor, and post-production, editing and indexing of the material by Victor.

The film library contains 15 edited, indexed interviews at present, each with a profile of the interviewee. Fifteen more have been recorded and are now being edited, and a final 15 will be filmed and edited during May and June 2019.


How to Use the Library

Beneath each film you will find a summary of the key points made in the interview, followed by an overview of the contents of the interview. Next to each paragraph in this overview is a hyperlink that will take you to that exact spot in the film so you can watch and listen as the topic is discussed.