Amongst the pythonic mountains of land-locked Lesotho, an 80-year-old widow winds up her earthly affairs, makes arrangements for her burial and prepares to die. But when her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to the construction of a reservoir, she finds a new will to live and ignites a collective spirit of defiance within her community. In the final dramatic moments of her life, Mantoa’s legend is forged and made eternal.
Sundance 2020 Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking | Taipei International Film Festival 2020 Grand Jury Prize | Haifa International Film Festival 2020 Carmel Competition Winner
Academy Awards 2021 Lesothos nomination for the Oscar