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This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

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Original title
This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
Lesotho Lesotho
Director
Screenwriter
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Music
Yu Miyashita
Cinematography
Pierre de Villiers
Cast
Producer
Urucu Media
Genre
Drama | Social Drama. Old Age/elderly. Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
2020: Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize - Dramatic (World Cinema)
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