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This is not a burial, it's a resurrection  Cover Image DVD DVD

This is not a burial, it's a resurrection

Summary: 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 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 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.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9798886070101
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special edition; full screen.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2023]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Full screen.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Special features: New audio commentary featuring Mosese and Cait Pansegrouw; Mosese's short films: Mosonngoa; Behemoth: Or the Game of God, along with his 2019 essay film Mother, I am suffocating; This is my last film about you, with a new introduction by Mosese; essay by Zakes Mda.
Sotho (Sesotho) dialogue; English subtitles.
Participant or Performer Note: Mary Twala Mhlongo, Jerry Mofokeng, Makhaola Ndebele.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.40:1); 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Sotho (Sesotho) dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Lesotho Social life and customs Drama
Mothers and sons Lesotho Drama
Burial Lesotho Drama
Diplomatic protests Drama
Diplomatic protests
Manners and customs
Mothers and sons
Genre: Feature films.
Motion pictures, Lesotho.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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