This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (2019)

Jan 24, 2020 | Drama, General Film

Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Writer(s): Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Starring: Jerry Mofokeng, Tseko Monaheng, Makhaola Ndebele, Siphiwe Nzima-Ntskhe, Mary Twala

Synopsis: 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.

Release Date: January 24, 2020 (USA) | Length: 120 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.