First Water

The film considers the complex interplay between the individual psyche, the social fabric, and the arid land which sustains life in the Karoo. Local Prince Albert residents tell of divergent lives: of devotion to caregiving beyond the bounds of family; of the philosopher farmer's relationship with the land; of losing parts of oneself; and of friendship whilst at the mercy of a system that is failing. Eerstewater was shot on location in the town of Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa. In a place where music is as much part of of the story as the harsh karoo landscape, local Prince Albert musicians provide the backdrop to the stories of: Maggie Hendricks (106), Pat Marincowitz (93), Piet Cordier (60), Jaffie (81) & Tienie (84) Pieterson, and Henry Prins (15) & Wilfred Maarman (16). Under guidance of the Depth Leadership Trust, a supplementary local crew was trained and employed for the production phase of the film. The film is based on the book: Beneath - Exploring the Unconscious in Individuals. Beneath is a comprehensive introduction to the subject of depth psychology, a discipline which studies the part of the human psyche that is not immediately available to conscious thought, but nevertheless seems to have a profound impact on human behaviour. It attempts to understand the deepest roots of our engagement with the world. It explains the logic of mental structuring and resultant behaviour in an accessible way.

Running Time
1 hours 18 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Helene Smit
Writer
Helene Smit
Country
South Africa
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «First Water» (14)

John avatar
John

Absolutely breathtaking and a fantastic way to make a movie interesting.

Amanda avatar
Amanda

This movie has got everything. My rating to this one is 10000000.

Matthew avatar
Matthew

Excellent film! I feel Helene Smit can't make a bad movie.

Mary Wright avatar
Mary Wright

Excellent, loved it!!!

Nathan V. avatar
Nathan V.

Very well written, balanced, and just an amazing film.

Mary avatar
Mary

Must see if you like Documentary

Frank G. avatar
Frank G.

I have watch every Documentary movie this last 35 years and I can assure you this one is the best I ever seen. That’s just perfect. Everything is perfect OST, Camera, script, acting, ideas ALL GOOD!

Alice avatar
Alice

The actors do a good job. Nice story.

Kathryn Fernandez avatar
Kathryn Fernandez

So fun! My entire family has enjoyed this movie several times!

Marie L. avatar
Marie L.

The reason I feel that this movie is such a TRIUMPH is the same reason I feel I lead a fulfilling life. I strive to live in the moment...to view my journey in life as exactly that: a journey.

Matthew avatar
Matthew

Big, Bold, Exciting - a true triumph! I was absolutely blown away and remember thinking throughout the film - I want more of this - up until the end when I was generally sorry to be leaving the cinema.

Linda avatar
Linda

Helene Smit did an excellent job. I would recommend this movie without reservation.