Sisters of the Wilderness (2018)
IMDb rating: 7.9/10Watch full movie now
There’s something special about 2018 doccie film Sisters Of The Wilderness. It’s eye-opening, heart-warming, gentle, passionate and will lead you to your own introspection.
It follows five young women’s journey through iMfolozi Wilderness – the oldest Game Park in Africa – as they search for strength, both inner and from their compatriots, as well as forgiveness and the courage to make their mark in society. It also highlights the impact industrialisation and mining has had on the planet.
It’s not one of those reality-doccie-fly-on-the-wall vibes. This is real. There’s no script. There are no re-shoots because someone’s hair didn’t look amazing. This is real and it will strike a chord in anyone who has ever felt lost or alone or held down. Sure, going into the wilds of Africa with lion and hippo and crocodiles is extreme, but that connection with nature strengthens this doccie to anyone who lives in Africa and has been to the bush.
It’s been shown across the globe, giving Africa a voice to people who may never have seen the wilds of this continent. “Director and cinematographer Karin Slater has created a profound film that casts a subtle focus on the abuse suffered by both wilderness and women in South Africa,” writes Scott Ramsay of traveller24.com.