She finds a new will to live and ignites a collective spirit of defiance within her community.
Amongst the pythonic mountains of landlocked Lesotho, an 80 year old widow winds up her earthly affairs, makes 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 will to live 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.
DIRECTOR: LEMOHANG JEREMIAH MOSESE
DURATION: 120 MIN
LEMOHANG JEREMIAH MOSESE
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is a selftaught filmmaker and visual artist
from Lesotho, based in Berlin. His film ‘Mother, I am Suffocating. This is My
Last Film About You’, was selected for Final Cut in Venice in 2018, where it
won six awards. It premiered in the Berlinale Forum in 2019.
Mosese was one of three filmmakers selected for Biennale College Cinema with his
feature film ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’, which premiered at the
Venice International Film Festival in 2019. Mosese is an alumnus of the
Berlinale Talents (2011), Focus Features Africa First (2012), Realness African
Screenwriting Residency (2017) and Cinefondation’s L’Atelier (2019).