South Africa/France/Germany, 2020, 27'

International Competition 2

Men and cattle, a long lasting partnership. And not for mere survival: they walk alongside each other combining metabolisms and windpipes, mooing in unison. One learning from the other’s resilience in carrying the load on its back. Labour partners, these vertebrates choose between life or death, straying or blood sacrifice. Shepherds presents portraits of imprisoned herdsmen, pushed away from their ethos by the petty notion of private property.

(Anna Flávia Dias Salles)

director Teboho Edkins

script Teboho Edkins

production Don Edkins

cinematography Samuel Lahu

editing Cédric Le Floc’h

sound Julian Cropp


production company Day Zero Films UG