Toilets

TO LET

Short
African
World Premiere

Availability:

Director(s):

Mona-Lisa Msime

Country:

South Africa

Year:

2020

Running Time:

25 min

Language(s):

isiXhosa

Toilets to Let provides a bold account of the lack of dignity society affords the poor, by degrading and devaluing even their most basic human needs. The film interrogates the state of the toilet situation in informal settlements in Cape Town, specifically Barcelona, in Gugulethu, and gives a face to the plea of the so-called poo protestors, who looted the airport and municipal buildings in 2013 and 2017. It justifies their cries for a resolution and gives insight to the state of affairs. Their plight is not only about adequate sanitation and health and safety, but also one of being granted some self-worth by the city and those who sit in positions of power.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival