• Shepherds
Genre : Social
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2021
Format : Short
Running time : 27 (in minutes)

Sheperds shows how cows are a fundamental part of life and society in Lesotho, a tiny landlocked country in the interior of South Africa. Their value is both symbolic and material, so their possession is crucial. The film was shot in a prison for cattle rustlers. They talk about their lives and why they have come to this point.

ShepherdsTrailer from Teboho Edkins on Vimeo.

Executive Producer :
Teboho Edkins

Foreign producers :
Don Edkins, Teboho Edkins

Director of photography :
Samuel Lahu

Sound editing :
Johannes Tahlmayer

Scriptwriter :
Teboho Edkins

Co-producer :
Janja Kralj

Mounting :
Cédric Le Floc'h

Mixing :
Julian Cropp

A short film by Teboho Edkins selected for the :
- Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2020 in the category "Regards d'Afrique".
- Carthage Film Festival 2021


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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