a rare_earth / Gold Host / VERY RARE collaboration
kindly funded by ESRC
and supported by LSE's
Department of Geography and Environment
CITY OF SAND. captures the lives of sand in the city of Accra, providing an intimate insight into the environmental and social changes underway in the expanding metropolis.
CITY OF SAND. takes sand as an entry point into the complexity of urban life. By tracking the many movements of sand - and its many intersections with the city's people and environments - the documentary delivers a novel visual rendition of an urban landscape in-the-making.
CITY OF SAND. brings sand miners, truck drivers, farming communities, policy makers and government officials into the same visual space to unpack what sand means in contemporary Accra - and how we might better manage this depleting resource at the heart of our increasingly urban planet.