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
languages - Sesotho, Fujianese, Mandarin, English
format - HD 

director - Teboho Edkins

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

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

international sales - Indie Sales Company

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