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This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection stands in the fault line between the cradle of tradition and tomorrow, defiantly insisting that one need not exist at the expense of the other. Read critic reviews

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  • It's a gorgeous and quiet cry of protest for ensuing generations to heed before it's too late.

    April 15, 2021 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a haunted hymn of grief, one that feels like a fable read from an old text, which is emphasized by the Priest (Ndebele) figure's monologuing, the master storyteller who unwinds Mantoa's tale.

    April 9, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection would be an exceptional film under any circumstances, but it has a special power at this particular moment.

    April 7, 2021 | Full Review…
  • A radical international breakthrough for Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, a filmmaker who uses potential philosophical expressions to ask tough questions about the ravaged history of Africa.

    April 2, 2021 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • It's hard to imagine what "This Is Not a Burial" would be, however, without the striking presence of veteran Soweto-born actress Twala Mhlongo...

    April 2, 2021 | Full Review…
  • This Is Not A Burial's final moments depict a stirring act of defiance and a startling shift in perspective: It may be the end of a life, but the story lives on.

    April 2, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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