Life, Above All
- South Africa / Germany
- 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 All20 Apr 2011
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 drunken…
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