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.


Berlin International FF Panorama, Calgary International FF, DocAviv FF

Languages : Sesotho, Fujianese, Mandarin, English
Length : 78’
Format : HD

Screenwriter: Teboho Edkins
Screenplay consultant : Geoffroy Grison
Production : KinoElektron
Coproduction : DayZero (South Africa), Keplerfilm (Netherlands)

International sales : Indie Sales Company


Samuel Lahu (director of photography), Laurence Manheimer, Cédric Le Floc’h (editing), Jaim Sahuleka (sound), Joel Sahuleka (color grading)




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