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International Documentary Competition

DAYS OF CANNIBALISM

Year 2020
Runtime 79 mins
Language Mandarin, Sotho
Subtitles English Subtitles
Canadian Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online Only
  • Availability: Full Festival
Reserve Stream
A contemporary western documentary that takes place against the backdrop of a newly emerging Chinese-African dynamic in the landlocked, rural kingdom of Lesotho.

The traditions surrounding the keeping of grazing animals has not changed in Lesotho since the turn of the century. Having never faced commercialization, the animals are not used to generate cash but serve rather as a reserve asset, a retirement fund, or property.

The arrival of new settlers – economic migrants from China – has upset the balance of power. The unbridled forces of capitalism and globalization are felt deep in these rural communities as a new order begins to evolve.
Festivals
Berlinale 2020
Director
Teboho Edkins
Producer
Janja Kralj
Screenwriter
Teboho Edkins
Cinematographer
Samuel Lahu
Editor
Laurence Manheimer, Cédric Le Floc'h