Days of Cannibalism (2020)

  • 1h 20m
  • Teboho Edkins

Kinesiske entreprenører med dollartegn i øjnene på afrikansk grund i en neo-Western om globaliseringens nye ansigt.

Kinas indtog i Afrika sætter mange af historiens gamle traumer i et nyt lys. I Lesotho i syd har kinesiske entreprenører slået sig ned med drømme om nye forretningseventyr, mens lokale kvægfarmere lever af og på den bare jord. Ressourcerne er sparsomme og en uforenelig konflikt mellem verdenssyn ulmer konstant i ‘Days of Cannibalism’ (der er opkaldt efter en bar!), som skildrer globaliseringen i langsom, men nådesløs aktion. Der er ingen egentlige hovedpersoner, men et dybt drama under overfladen i Teboho Edkins’ tætvævede film, der har sletternes Western-agtige vidder som sin store scene og lader ens tanker strømme frit gennem sig.

Chinese entrepreneurs with dollar signs in their eyes settle in Africa in a neo-Western about the new face of globalisation.

China’s advances into Africa put many old historical traumas in a new light. In Lesotho in the south of the continent, Chinese entrepreneurs have settled down with dreams of new business adventures, while local cattle farmers live off the barren lands. Resources are sparse and an incompatible conflict between world views is constantly smouldering in ‘Days of Cannibalism’ (which is named after a bar!), which depicts globalisation in slow but merciless action. There are no actual protagonists, but a deep drama under the surface of Teboho Edkins’ tightly woven film, which is set in great Western-like plains and lets our thoughts roam freely.

Director

Teboho Edkins

Producer

Janja Kralj