This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (DVD) Release January 24/23

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (DVD) Release January 24/23

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With a poet’s eye for place, light, and the spiritual dimensions of everyday existence, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese crafts a meditation on the concept of homeland and a transcendent elegy for what is lost in the name of progress. Grieving and alone following the deaths of her husband and children, elderly Mantoa (Mary Twala Mhlongo, in a soul-shaking end-of-life performance) prepares for her own death and to be buried alongside her ancestors. When plans for a new dam near her village in the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho threaten to literally wash away all she holds dear, Mantoa takes a last stand, mobilizing her neighbors to fight for their land and their way of life. The experience of watching Mosese’s visionary, much-lauded This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection is as timeless and elemental as the land itself.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED TWO-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 2K digital master, approved by director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
  • New audio commentary featuring Mosese and producer Cait Pansegrouw
  • Mosese’s short films Mosonngoa (2014) and Behemoth: Or the Game of God (2016), along with his 2019 essay film Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You., with a new introduction by Mosese
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  • PLUS: An essay by novelist and playwright Zakes Mda

    New cover by Nessim Higson