Director: Teboho Edkins
Country: Germany, South Africa
Year: 2015
Duration: 63 min



Venue Date Time
Musgrave 6 18 July 2015 16:30 PM
Suncoast 6 23 July 2015 17:15 PM
Suncoast 6 25 July 2015 15:00 PM

Coming of Age is a film that follows teenagers over the course of two years as they grow up deep in the Southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Very little appears to be happening in the village of Ha Sekake, but from their perspective, a lot is at stake. Lefa, who wears her heart on her sleeve, sees her world fall apart when her best friend Senate leaves the village. She too must decide whether to stay or leave in search of a better education and new opportunities. Retabile takes care of the family’s livestock up in a remote cattle post, for eight months of the year. He is helped by his younger brother Mosaku, who watches as Retabile goes through a rite of passage that will mark his transition into manhood. The summer of youth is quickly over and the doors into adulthood open and close.

Teboho Edkins was born in the USA but grew up in Lesotho as well as Germany. He studied Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, followed by a 2-year post-graduate residency at le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains in France and then a post-graduate film directing programme at the dffb film academy in Berlin.

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