Virtual Cinema

This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

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Virtual Screening Available In the USA
Available Friday,
April 2 – Thursday, April 29


Lesotho’s Official Submission to the 2021 Academy Awards

In his arresting and unforgettable fiction debut, writer-director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese crafts a beguiling parable of displacement and resilience. In a small village nestled among the imposing mountains of land-locked Lesotho, octogenarian Mantoa prepares for her death, longing to be buried in the centuries-old cemetery with her departed family and ancestors. As she is making arrangements, she learns that the community is soon to be forcibly resettled in order to make way for a reservoir, and their entire village, history and traditions will disappear under water. Dreamlike and hypnotic, the film is an expressionistic elegy for things lost, and for memory itself.

In Southern Sotho with English subtitles.


  • Runtime

    119 min

  • Release Year


  • Director

    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

  • Producer

    Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro

  • Cast

    Mary Twala Mhlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makheta, Makhaola Ndebele

  • Country

    Lesotho, South Africa, Italy