john harvey | australia | 2017 | 12 MIN | short drama
Sunday 22 October 2017 | 12:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Screening as part of From the Fox to the Possum
In 2047, severe water shortages have resulted in strict population control measures, including the termination of any unauthorized pregnancies. Fearing for her unborn child, heavily pregnant Layla flees persecution, crossing a vast dry salt lake on her makeshift motorcycle. When she suffers engine problems, she’s left stranded alone, with little water. Layla’s fears intensify when she learns that she is not alone.
John Harvey (Torres Strait Islander) is a filmmaker who collaborates with bold creative teams to tell Indigenous stories. He works as a producer, director and writer in film and theatre. He’s directed several documentaries for Australian TV and produced the award-winning feature film Spear. Water is his directorial debut in drama.