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)

Jesse Berry avatar
Jesse Berry

I hate watching movies more than once and I've watched this three times.

Grace T. avatar
Grace T.

New creation of Helene Smit. His films are waiting with a special look, because it offers something that every day, unfortunately, less and less can be found in the world of mass cinema - an interesting spectacle, filled with meaning, ideas and emotions.

Brittany Herrera avatar
Brittany Herrera

This movie was just really good, there's no other way to put it.

Jason avatar
Jason

My personal pick for best picture of the year.

Sharon Bryant avatar
Sharon Bryant

I enjoyed the movie! Good acting!

Vincent M. avatar
Vincent M.

I absolutely love this movie! When you get the urge, watch this movie instead, it will be worth it!

Nicholas R. avatar
Nicholas R.

Best film I've seen in a long time. Takes you in straight away.

Henry M. avatar
Henry M.

I was not expecting to like it at all and was thoroughly surprised that I enjoyed it so much.

Cynthia Allen avatar
Cynthia Allen

Saw the movie.. again and again. Besides the fact that the script is great, the actors are at their best.

Arthur Sandoval avatar
Arthur Sandoval

This movie is Documentary the way it was meant to be: intelligent, thought-provoking, and exciting.

Ryan L. avatar
Ryan L.

I am glad I watched this movie.

Jeremy Alvarez avatar
Jeremy Alvarez

I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD