DAYS OF CANNIBALISM by Teboho Edkins

DAYS OF CANNIBALISM by Teboho Edkins
(France, South Africa, Netherlands)

synopsis
Days of Cannibalism  is a contemporary documentary Western which takes place against the backdrop of a newly emerging China-Africa relationship.  

The film is set in a remote rural region in Southern Africa, a frontier space in which the laws of society are in a state of flux. The arrival of new settlers – economic migrants from China – has upset the balance of power. Old laws and old gods are being called into question. 

The unbridled forces of capitalism are felt deep in these rural communities as a new order begins to evolve. Subtle moments and small gestures reveal the effect of migration, personal sacrifice, solitude, alienation and the experience of otherness. A latent violence threatens to erupt. As old structures begin to disintegrate one rule asserts itself above all others: eat or be eaten.

technical and artistic details
genre - documentary
length - 78’
location - China, Lesotho
format - HD 

director - Teboho Edkins

director of photography - Samuel Lahu
editors - Laurence Manheimer, Cédric Le Floc'h
sound designer - Jaim Sahuleka
colorist - Joel Sahuleka

producer - Janja Kralj – KinoElektron (France)
co-producers - Don Edkins – DayZero (South Africa), Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen – Keplerfilm (Netherlands)