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)

Joe Thompson avatar
Joe Thompson

This film really is everything the critics have been saying. Stupendous, visually spellbinding, brilliantly acted and very funny.

Diane avatar
Diane

Do I need to say more This movie has excellent writing, and acting. I stayed up To finish his movie even though I had to be up at 4 in the morning...

Jordan G. avatar
Jordan G.

It was a little cheesy at times, but I loved this movie. The concepts and characters were unique.

Alexander avatar
Alexander

Very early in this film, I formed an interpretation which I believe to be completely correct, and borne out by the plot and details. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey, and was surprised by many aspects of the film along the way.

Walter avatar
Walter

This is a film that should be seen because it’s a great movie.

Anna avatar
Anna

Helene Smit once again showed us that he is one of the most visionary directors in Hollywood! The story is good as well.

Jerry H. avatar
Jerry H.

Fantastic movie, my wife and I loved it.

David Hudson avatar
David Hudson

Great cast, acting and directing. Loved it, very entertaining.

Roy R. avatar
Roy R.

I couldn't see anything else until it was over, it was that kind of a movie. Great job to the actors & to the one who wrote that script!