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COURT Métrage | 2007
Shaman’s Apprentice (The)
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 24 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire


Afrique du Sud, 2007, 24 min
Afrikaans; sous-titres anglais
Réal : Catherine WINTER


Engaging, eccentric cabaret artist Antoinette Pienaar dreamed that she would « one day learn about herbs from an old shepherd. » After years of performing and a mean bout of cerebral malaria, it comes true. Now apprenticed to 92-yearold Johannes « Tikkie » Willemse, a herbalist in the remote Karoo, hers is a tale of healing as she learns the secrets of the veldt from Willemse, a patient and wise mentor who guides her journey of the self, the rhythms of the bush and properties of plants with immense grace and warmth. Gentle, beautifully shot and underscored by a lilting Pienaar soundtrack.

South Africa 2007 24 min
Afrikaans; English subtitles
Dir: Catherine WINTER


2008 | Encounters Documentary Festival | South Africa
* Audience Award 2nd Prize
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