Project Description

Days of Cannibalism


Edkins, after making a series of documentary-gangster films about South Africa, turned his attention to the barren canyons of the Thaba-Tseka region in the sparsely populated Lesotho. The story focuses on a series of conflicts that arise between ambitious Chinese traders who hope to make a fortune away from home and Basotho people. Traditional cattle breeders and former miners who see cows as “wet-nosed Gods” hope to find a low-pay job under the employment of Chinese entrepreneurs to avoid a criminal life, but the language barrier raises deeper communication problems. As it is often the case, the main problem becomes a matter of assimilation.


Berlin Film Festival – Best Documentary Nomination

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Thursday, 18 June
Guest: Teboho Edkins
Moderator: Aslı Şahin
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06/18/2020 03:00 PM
06/18/2020 03:30 PM
Instagram Live Q&A – Days Of Cannibalism
Guest: Teboho Edkins – Moderator: Aslı Şahin
Year 2020, France, South Africa, The Netherlands
Language Sotho Language, Chinese, English
Genre Documentary
Runtime 78′
Subtitle Turkish
Color Color
Format Digital
Director Teboho Edkins
Screenwriter Teboho Edkins
Cinematography Samuel Lahu
Editing Laurence Manheimer, Cédric Le Floc’h
Producer Janja Kralj


Teboho Edkins

  • 2004 – Ask Me I’m Positive (Documentary)
  • 2011 – Gangster Project (Documentary)
  • 2015 – Coming of Age (Documentary)
  • 2016 – Initiation (Documentary)