In-between China and Africa
“Days of Canibals” by Teboho Edkins premiered at the Berlinale last year. In impressive scenes, the film allows insights into the dismal life of Chinese immigrants in the African country of Lesotho. The film makes the deep ideological, financial and cultural divide between the inhabitants and the immigrants from China painfully clear by getting close to the protagonists 'on both sides'.
Edkins' exhibition edition of this film, shortened to about 30 minutes, is now on view for the first time.
The film is complemented by two other short films by the South African artist. Both deal with the life circumstances of adolescent children in Lesotho. “Initiation” deals with the initiation rites in the mountains of Lesotho, which last about five months and which not all children survive. In the film “Orphanage”, local orphans endure the rigours of a Buddhist monastery run by missionary Taiwanese in Lesotho.
Raised in Lesotho, Teboho Edkins (* 1980, USA) studied art in Cape Town and film in Lille and Berlin. Almost all of his films have been shown at the most renowned international festivals and have won numerous awards. He lives and works in Berlin and Cape Town.
As an open air screening in the gallery courtyard from July.
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