Water at the Margins

By Maria Rusca

2021 • 25min • Mozambique, Sweden • Portuguese

In many parts of Maputo, accessing water is a challenge. The documentary Water at the margins tells the stories of women and men living at the margins of the water supply network and beyond, where chasing water is the norm. Their stories reveal the many ways in which water deeply marks people’s life and their ability to live and settle in a place, take care of their family or develop a business. As these stories unfold, the question of why so many in Maputo are unserved or undeserved becomes more urgent. Water utility staff are faced with this question: is it possible to provide water more equitably? Water at the margins is produced by Whales that Fly and directed by Maria Rusca. It has received funding from EU Horizon 2020 under the Marie Curie project INHAbIT cities (No. 656738) by IHE Delft-DUPC.


Maria Rusca • maria.rusca@geo.uu.se

Cite this film:

Rusca, Maria. 2021. ‘Water at the Margins’ (25 minutes, HD). In Annals of Crosscuts: Films of Environmental Humanities 1 (1)CERN: Zenodo. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4303935.