The Water War / A Guerra da Agua

Director: Licínio Azevedo
Countries: Mozambique
Year: 1995
Running Time: 73 min.
Language: Portuguese and Matsua

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In the heart of drought-prone Mozambique, 10,000 people are surviving on water from just four boreholes. Licínio Azevedo’s memorable film chronicles the tragicomic dramas involved in the daily scramble for water in a rural community, from hollowing out an ancient baobab tree for storage, to traveling for days to reach a water pump only to have an officious man stop the pump for the night.