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.

Filmmaker
Paul Emmanuel
Premiere
European premiere
Country
South Africa
Year
2008
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Length
14’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Paul Emmanuel
Sales
Art Source South Africa
Writer
Paul Emmanuel
Cinematography
Robert Wilson
Website
http://www.paulemmanuel.net