Films

3-SAI A Rite of Passage (2008)

Cultural Practice & Belief / 14m / Short / Documentary

Synopsis

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

Info

Languages
English
Location
South Africa
Produced
South Africa
Regions
Southern Africa
3-SAI A Rite of Passage

Distribution

Paul Emmanuel
T:+27 11 482 5177
E:studio@paulemmanuel.co.za