France / South Africa / Netherlands 2020, 78 min, English, Mandarin Chinese and Sesotho, Hebrew & English subtitles

At times, this film looks like a classic Western, except the Native Americans have been replaced with Black cattle farmers; the white prospectors searching for gold—with Chinese entrepreneurs dreaming of striking it rich; and the Wild West—with the wilderness of eastern Lesotho in Africa. The conflicts and confrontations—economic, cultural, and physical—are exactly the same.
Director Teboho Edkins finds the region in the midst of a revolution: Chinese goods are pushing out local products, and the traditional barter system—in which a cow was the most prized commodity of all—is gradually replaced with a currency-based economy. Intercutting real-time documentary footage with staged speculations, Teboho Edkins exposes the far-reaching effects of globalization on locals and immigrants alike.

Previous Festivals: Berlinale, DOK.fest München, CPH:DOX, Visions Du Reel, New Directors/New Films


  • The film will be available until September 30th

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Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmaker Teboho Edkins in conversation with Dr. Laliv Melamed

    Thu 10.09 at 20:00

Director & Script: Teboho Edkins
Production: Janja Kralj, Don Edkins, Derk-jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen
Production Company: Kinoelektron, Days Zero Films, Keplerfilm
Editing: Laurence Manheimer, Cédric Le Floc'h
Cinematography: Samuel Lahu
Sound Design: Jaim Sahuleka

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Teboho Edkins (*1980 in Tennessee, USA) grew up in Southern Africa and lives and works in Cape Town and Berlin.
He studied photography and fine art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa and film at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, France. This was followed by a degree in directing at the Deutsche Film und Fernseh-akademie in Berlin (dffb).
Teboho Edkins’s films have shown at many festivals, group and solo exhibitions, including at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; South London Gallery; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Weserburg-Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen.
Some of the over 400 film festivals his films have screened at include the International Film Festival Berlin (Berlinale); International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen; and International Film Festival (IFFR), Rotterdam.
His films have also been acquired by several public and private art collections including the Goetz Collection in Munich, von Kelternborn Collection in Frankfurt and the Collection KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation in Düsseldorf.

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