Short
African
SA Premiere

Availability:

Director(s):

Teboho Edkins

Country:

South Africa | Lesotho

Year:

2020

Running Time:

27 min

Language(s):

Sesotho

Shepherds is a curious account of the correctional services system in Lesotho, looking at a prison and the detainees who are shepherds for the penitentiary. We learn more about each of the captives and marvel at how they can be trusted to care for and rear the livestock, which one prisoner aptly equates to “life”. While there is no clear remorse for the crimes that were committed in their past lives, there is a palpable hunger to rebuild their futures.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival