3SAI: a Rite of Passage

  • 14'
  • South Africa
  • 2008
The film documents the ritual of shaving the heads of recruits to the Third South African Infantry Battalion, in Kimberley, South Africa, contrasted with evocative landscapes and time-lapses. These images of transition in masculine identity consider what is gained and what is lost.

Director
Paul Emmanuel
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
South Africa
Production Year
2008
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
14'
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Paul Emmanuel
Sales
Art Source South Africa
Screenplay
Paul Emmanuel
Cinematography
Robert Wilson
Website
http://www.paulemmanuel.net