Days of Cannibalism

The contradictions of the country of Lesotho today.

SA Premiere

Availability &
Screening Time:

500 tickets
Fri 28 Aug / 8pm + Q&A @ 9.25pm


Teboho Edkins


France | Netherlands | South Africa



Running Time:

79 min


Southern Sotho | Chinese

This latest film from South African-raised filmmaker Teboho Edkins, is a powerful portrayal of poverty-stricken rural Lesotho and the expanding Chinese presence there. Edkins’ remarkable documentary begins in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou, where it chronicles the attempt by a young African man to make a living working in a hotel. From there, the film moves to the mountains of Lesotho, where a group of Chinese migrants have recently settled, seeking their own dreams of economic prosperity. Blurring the edges of the documentary form, the director situates his subjects as though in a fictional narrative, giving viewers a glimpse into the day-to-day details of their lives, even as they become players in a story about assimilation in a globalised world.

Co-presented with DIFF
Please join us for a live online Q&A with the Director on Fri 28 Aug @ 9.25pm