Days of Cannibalism

by Teboho Edkins

France, South Africa, Netherlands


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 South 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 power balance. 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.


with the participation of Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée
with the support of Hubert Bals Fund of International Film Festival Rotterdam
in association with Cinémage 13, Indie Sales Company
with the support of Aide à l’écriture de Ciclic-Région Centre, Aide à la conception de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Brot Für Die Welt/Ezef, The South African National Film And Video Foundation , The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund, Visions du Réel, Visions Sud Est, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Afridocs

Technical and Artistic list

Length – 78’
Location – China, Lesotho
Languages – Sesotho, Fujianese, Mandarin, English
Format – HD

Director of photography – Samuel Lahu
Editors – Laurence Manheimer, Cédric Le Floc’h
Producer – Janja Kralj – KinoElektron (France)
Coproducers – Don Edkins – DayZero (South Africa), Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen – Keplerfilm (Netherlands)

International sales – Indie Sales Company




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