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Release Date:
23rd January 2012
Director:
Oliver Schmitz
Cert: 12
Cast:
Khomotso Manyaka, Harriet Lenabe, Keaobaka Makanyane, Lerato Mvelase
Language: English & Pedi (English Subtitles)
Extras:
Behind the scenes, Interviews
Life Above All

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Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth.


'Life, Above All' is an emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart. Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz ("Mapantsula", "Paris, je t´aime"), it is based on the international award winning and best-selling novel “Chanda’s Secrets” by Allan Stratton.

“Emotionally affecting, beautifully acted” Todd McCarthy, Indiewire

 
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