Top of Page
© Yoel Meranda

Excretapolitics

Creative Documentary by Yoel Meranda

In Cape Town's informal settlements, created to segregate Black and Coloured people during Apartheid, the government never built a sewage system, hence the absence of sanitary flush toilets. Each resident must therefore devise an individualized solution to dispose of their excrement. "Excretapolitics" is an impressionistic documentary composed of portraits of South Africans facing this infrastructural injustice. Each episode consists not only of the depiction of their toilet-related problems but also of their daily lives and a space in which they express themselves on the issues that matter to them personally.

 

Written & directed:
Yoel Meranda
Production / Coproduction
Kamara Film/ La Fabrica Nocturna Cinéma /Bongive Selane/ weltfilm
Funding:
New Film Fund in Turkey/ CNAP France

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.