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This Is Not a Burial, Itʼs a Resurrection  5629
‘This Is Not a Burial, Itʼs a Resurrection’ - Lesothoʼs official submission to the 93rd Academy Awards® tells the story of an elderly woman who sparks a protest movement.

Release date: Fri 21 May 2021
Distributor:distributor logoIndigenous Film Distribution
Running time:116 (1h56')
Age restriction:13 D V

Amongst the pythonic mountains of landlocked Lesotho, an 80-year-old widow winds up her earthly affairs make arrangements for her burial, and prepares to die.

But, when her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to the construction of a reservoir, she finds a new strength of purpose and ignites a collective spirit of defiance within her community.

In the final dramatic moments of her life, Mantoa’s legend is forged and made eternal.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Mary Twala Mhlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha, Makhaola Ndebele, Tseko Monaheng, Siphiwe Nzima
Directed by: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Screenplay: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Music: Yu Miyashita
Produced by: Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
Language: Sotho
Subtitles: English
Country / Year: Lesotho,  2019

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‘This Is Not a Burial, Itʼs a Resurrection’ is Lesothoʼs official submission for Best International Feature Film to the 93rd Academy Awards®