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Life, Above All

Life, Above All
  • 2010
  • South Africa/Germany
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Oliver Schmitz
  • Written by: Dennis Foon, Allan Stratton
  • Cast: Khomotso Manyaka
  • Language: Northern Sotho

Set in the South African township of Elandsdoorn, this forceful coming-of-age drama concerns a 12-year-old girl Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). Impressively shot on HD video, it conveys a vivid sense of a community, whilst ensuring the focus remains on Chanda's own experiences.

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Life, Above All

20 Apr 20114 stars

Director Oliver Schmitz succeeds in making this more than just another 'issues movie'

(tbc) 100min Set in the South African township of Elandsdoorn outside Johannesburg, this forceful coming-of-age drama concerns a 12-year-old girl, Chanda, (Khomotso Manyaka), whom we first meet helping arrange the funeral of her baby sister. Her…

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