Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
COURT Métrage | 2007
Shaman’s Apprentice (The)
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 24
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire

Français

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

English

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



FESTIVALS /AWARDS

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