DGC@Home: This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (Begins April 16)

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DGC@Home: This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (Begins April 16)

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DGC@Home: This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (Begins April 16)

Deserving comparison with 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 and the final powerhouse performance of a remarkable actress.  The late Mary Twala Mhlongo, recognizable from Beyoncé’s blockbuster musical Black Is King, gives a heartbreaking career-capping performance as Mantoa, an 80-year-old woman who has lived in a small Lesotho village for 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 community must 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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Critics:

“This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection would be an exceptional film under any circumstances, but it has a special power at this particular moment.” – New York Magazine

“A radical international breakthrough for Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, a filmmaker who uses potential philosophical expressions to ask tough questions about the ravaged history of Africa.” -RogerEbert.com

Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Language: Sesotho w/ English subtitles

Runtime: 117 minutes

Year: 2019

Rating: UR

Country: Lesotho, South Africa; Italy

 

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