This Is Not a Burial, It’s a ResurrectionThis Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
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This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

An 80-year-old widow defends her community's heritage from being destroyed by local officials.


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An 80-year-old widow finds a new purpose in life after her village is threatened with resettlement due to the construction of a reservoir. 'This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection' is a visual and sonic experience from director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese ('For Those Whose God Is Dead'), who helms his second feature-length fiction here. Mosese is also a cinematographer, which brings an even greater care to the film's cinematography, simply impeccable. In addition, he tells the story of a region called Lesotho, a kingdom in South African territory, little known to the rest of the world. In short, this production delivers beautiful photography, excellent art direction, original screenplay, and great work from the cast.



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Upset by the news that local officials intend to resettle her village, flood the entire area, and build a dam for a reservoir, an 80-year-old widow resolves herself to defend the spiritual heritage of her community, becoming an unlikely political leader.

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