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This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
Institute of Contemporary Arts
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, dir. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, Lesotho / South Africa / Italy 2019, Sotho with English subtitles

In rural Lesotho, Mantoa (Mary Twala) eagerly awaits the return of her son, her only living relative, from his job in South Africa. When she hears of his death in a mining accident, the heartbroken 80-year-old widow makes arrangements for her own burial in the local cemetery – only for the government to announce that they plan to resettle everyone in the village to make way for the construction of a dam, leaving Mantoa to defend the land and the heritage of her close-knit community.

Partly inspired by the story of the director’s grandmother, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s melancholy modern fairytale has been acclaimed at festivals worldwide – and, in December, won four Africa Movie Academy Awards, including Best Director.
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07:00 pm
Tue, 09 Mar 2021
Cinema 3
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