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)

Angela avatar
Angela

Topping All Expectations!!!! Each character had their own little arc for them to develop in, this movie pulled it off with grace!

Eric Armstrong avatar
Eric Armstrong

loved it wow what a work

Andrea H. avatar
Andrea H.

The best thing about Helene Smit movies: I know what to expect and I get what I expected. And He DID IT again!

Henry avatar
Henry

This film gave me everything I love in movie, a powerful story and more than enough edge-of-your-seat action sequences.

Walter Perkins avatar
Walter Perkins

Helene Smit is fantastic. Real suspense and intriguing believable story! The movie forced us to use our minds and to immerse ourselves.

Patrick avatar
Patrick

Enjoyable throughout! Would watch again!

Maria avatar
Maria

great performance by all, I truly enjoyed this Documentary movie

Brian avatar
Brian

this movie made me feel like hmmm.

Christopher Johnson avatar
Christopher Johnson

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

Judith avatar
Judith

I love this. It works exactly how I would have expected it to.