Right now the Western Cape province in South Africa is experiencing one of the worst droughts ever documented for this region, and the water shortage is affecting a growing number of farmers within this region.
According to scientists the drought in South Africa is caused by ever an ever-changing global climate. But despite what scientists are saying — for your average Joe — the term climate change remains an abstract concept. Especially in places like Western Europe we people do not yet feel the consequences of this phenomenon.
Within this documentary Sanne Raaijmakers, a Dutch student in Sustainable Development, visits South African to see how farmers cope with the water shortage within their country. What she discovers is multi-layered. Not only does the drought affect the livelihood of these South African farmers, but it also highlights the political tension that still exists within this country.
Director: Gosse Bouma
Producers: Sanne Raaijmakers, Philip du Plessis, Tygra Konings
Music: Rindert Lammers
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