Cultural Practice & Belief / 14m / Short / Documentary
In this silent and visually stunning documentary, the viewer is challenged to empathise with fresh recruits at the 3-SAI military base while their obligatory hair shave changes them irrevocably. Undercut with ambiguous and abstracted images of the vast plains of the Karoo, the monotony of the action and their initial indifference evolve to reveal intimate mirror images of their faces and feelings, exposing a vulnerability behind the rhythms of a production line set-up.
Directed by Paul Emmanuel
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