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This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

 
 
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Dir. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese | 117min, 2019
With Mary Twala Mhlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha

Drawing comparisons to the work of Pedro Costa, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Souleymane Cissé, This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection marks the introduction of a major filmmaker in Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and the final powerhouse performance of the late Mary Twala Mhlongo (recognizable from Beyoncé’s blockbuster musical Black Is King).

Mantoa is an 80-year-old woman who has lived in the same small Lesotho village her entire life. While preparing for her own death, she receives word of an accident that has killed her only son, leaving her entirely alone with only the respect of her community, the traditions of her ancestors, and the courage of her convictions. When her village is forced to relocate to make way for a nearby dam which would flood her family’s burial ground, Mantoa draws a line in the sand and becomes an unlikely political and spiritual leader.

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