Join the Watershed Festival for a free outdoor film screening in the Green Point Urban Park

by Karisa

The Watershed Festival (which coincides with national water week) is brought to you by The Watershed Project in associated with Woolworths.  The festival aims to promote water awareness across the Mother City, because let’s face it, if our fresh water supply dried up, we’d be in some very serious trouble…

The highlight of the festival is an outdoor film screening taking place this Friday.  Film lovers can look forward to 2 beautiful & insightful films about water:

  • The Water Tower  (28 min)
    – Produced in the USA and filmed in Central Kenya, The Water Tower tells the story of Pete McBride who’d climbed Mt. Kenya with his family at the age of 9 and on returning in 2012 with a group of climbers, noticed something frightening.  It wasn’t the same mountain he climbed as a boy.
  • Who Owns Water?  (51 min)
    A stunningly-shot, award-winning documentary film produced and filmed in the USA.  It tells the story of brothers Michael and David Hanson who return to the source of their childhood river and paddle it to the Gulf of Mexico to take you deep into the water wars.  Three states battling over ownership of one river.

Watch the trailers for both films over here.

Ahead of the two main films, visitors will also watch a short film (9 min) produced for the City of Cape Town’s Department of Water and Sanitation.   This short film explains where Cape Town’s water comes from and provides a very interesting insight into the vast infrastructure behind every tap in our city.

So, sound good?  Then take note of the following:

  • When?  Fri, 20 March 2015 @ 7pm
  • Where?  The Little Common, Green Point Urban Park (use the South Gate entrance to the park on Bill Peters Drive opposite the entrance to the Virgin Active gym)
  • What to bring?  A blanket to sit on and some picnic snacks (unfortunately no alcohol allowed)
  • Entrance fee?  FREE – but attendance is limited to a maximum of 1000 people.  So it will be managed on a first-come-first-in basis.

Then there’s also a fun walk & a film festival still coming up after this outdoor screening. Visit The Watershed Project website for more information –


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