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10 December 2021: This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection + Spirits and Rocks: An Azorian Myth

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This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2019, 117 min

Awarded the Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s bold and distinctive feature is an extraordinary and otherworldly confrontation between the forces of tradition and progress. When a village in the highlands of Lesotho faces resettlement to make way for a dam, it is an 80-year-old widow who rallies her fellow villagers to fight for the land. Unfolding like a surrealist fable, but rooted in the reality of the ‘‘Highlands Water Project’’, This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection marks the arrival of a major filmmaker and the departure of an astonishing actress.

Spirits and Rocks: An Azorian Myth
Aylin Gökmen, 2020, 14 min

Aylin Gökmen’s evocative short documentary set on an atemporal volcanic island, where the inhabitants similarly rely on myth and religious beliefs to interpret their precarious situation. Shot in striking black-and-white, Spirits and Rocks: An Azorian Myth situates itself outside of time, in memory and mythology.


Curated by Emily Wright as part of the Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA at the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

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This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection + Spirits and Rocks: An Azorian Myth Friday 10.12.21 8:15 pm Book