Long Narrative

This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection

This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection

Section: Long Narrative

Country:  Lesotho, South Africa and Italy

Production Year: 2019

Duration: 120 minutes

Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Screenplay: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Cinematography: Pierre de Villiers

Editor: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Cast: Twala Mhlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa, Makhaola Ndebele, Tseko Monaheng, Siphiwe Nzima-Ntskhe

Synopsis: 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.