ORBIS

SIMON WOOD | 19 MIN | SOUTH AFRICA | 2014

Filmed in 30 continuous days Orbis is a hypnotic journey through one of South Africa's largest townships Umlazi, its inhabitants lives shaped by their proximity to Africa's busiest port - Durban. Pelalani uses a shopping cart to hunt for scrap metal, destroying household goods. Siyabonga draws a Nike sign onto his plain shoes. Avela only 11, bullied for being obese dreams of a swimming costume, turning to the local seamstress Dudu. Durban's port never closes, overseeing material endlessly circling the globe, temporarily shaped as fridges, televisions, washing machines, ultimately destroyed, returned to its creator, reshaped into a new product.