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This Is Not a Burial, It`s a Resurrection

This Is Not a Burial, It`s a Resurrection

Lesotho, South Africa, Italy 2019 Fiction cor 120 min.

In the mountains of Lesotho, an 80-year-old widow named Mantoa eagerly awaits her son’s return from working in the South African mines, only to learn of his demise instead. Yearning for her own death after the loss of her last remaining family member, she puts her affairs in order and makes arrangements to be buried in the local cemetery. Her careful plans are abruptly upset by the news that provincial officials intend to resettle the village, flood the entire area, and build a dam for a reservoir. Mantoa resolves herself to defend the spiritual heritage of the community. New and old. Birth and death. An ecclesiastical reverence to the earth. Through Mantoa’s eyes, we see that there is alot of darkness to face, but ultimately this is a story about the resilience of the human spirit.

Winner of World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival.

Lesotho South Africa Italy social portrait environment motherhood awarded films


Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese


Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese


Pierre De Villiers


Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese


Yu Miyashita


Mary Twala Mhlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa, Makhaola Ndebele, Tseko Monaheng, Siphiwe Nzima


Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro

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