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This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

Friday, Feb 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese. Lesotho/South Africa/Italy. 2019, 117 mins. In Sesotho with English subtitles. With Mary Twala Mhlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha. In the devastating and hypnotic This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, the remarkable Mary Twala Mhlongo (Black Is King) gives a heartbreaking, career-capping performance as Mantoa, an 80-year-old woman who has lived in a small Lesotho village for her entire life. Preparing for her own death, she receives word that her only son was killed in an accident. When she discovers her community must relocate to make way for a nearby dam which would flood her family’s burial ground, Mantoa draws a line in the sand and becomes an unlikely political and spiritual leader. This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection marks the introduction of a visionary new filmmaker, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, who was inspired by real-life events about his grandmother’s village on the verge of displacement. Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. A Dekanalog release.

Please note: This screening was rescheduled from January 8.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.