Found in: Afrika Eye

This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

classified 15 S

Afrika Eye

Film

Please note: This was screened in Nov 2021

Director
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Cast
Mary Twala, Jerry Mofokeng, Makhaola Ndebele
Details
120 mins, Subtitled, 2019, South Africa Italy United States Lesotho
Primary language
Sotho

A remarkable and otherworldly film from landlocked Lesotho. Mantoa an elderly woman with a rebel spirit, finds herself alone in opposing plans for a dam that would flood her village. As her life draws to a close, she is faced with the inevitable march of capitalism but her will to ignite a spirit of resistance and resilience in her community is strong. Tradition, politics and spiritual belief are at the heart of this extraordinarily powerful film.