Progress is what they use to cloak the word resettlement. In this film, one woman stands tall to bring her community together despite all that life has thrown her way. She must save her community, her land, her tribe and most importantly her burial ground filled with many ancestors who cultivated the land. While this film engrosses in a remote South African way of life, it’s happening all over the world and many cultures are paying the price of progress.
This is truly an arthouse film with a poignant message. Cinematography is amazing, most in the film are non-actors adding to the film’s honesty and those that were cast, (4) you’d have no idea they weren’t natives. Much of the film purposely feels like amazing photos woven together with poetry as the backdrop. From a technical and artistic standpoint, great film. For most of us, however, it’s long and cumbersome, not entertaining. For that reason, I can’t recommend it for date night but do suggest research into the matter.