Eighty-year-old Mantoa has spent her entire life in her small Lesotho village, and she intends to be buried there. When word arrives that provincial officials intend to resettle the population and flood the area to make way for a dam reservoir, Mantoa resolves to protect the land of her people. Awarded the Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, this magical realist saga of resistance was Lesotho’s entry for the 93rd Academy Awards.
(NR) South Africa/Italy/USA/Lesotho – 2 hr – with subtitles
2019 · d. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Starring Mary Twala, Jerry Mofokeng, Makhaola Ndebele
Rental: $12.00 (48 hour streaming period)