Director: LEMOHANG JEREMIAH MOSESE
ITALY, SOUTH AFRICA, LESOTHO
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.
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese was born in 1980 in Lesotho. His documentary «Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You» (2019) explored his experiences in his small homeland in Africa. This personal film was selected for the Final Cut workshop at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival, where it won six awards. Lesotho takes center stage again in his feature film «This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection» (2019), which was selected for the Biennale College Cinema and premiered in Venice.
|Script||Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese|
|Camera||Pierre De Villiers|
|Cast||Mary Twala Mhlongo,|
Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makheta,
|World sales||Memento Films International,|