Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

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    Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

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    Germany, Lesotho


    76 min

    • English


    The wastelands and crowded streets of an African country are traversed by a woman bearing a wooden cross on her back. She is followed by sellers, beggars and passerbys, outraged voices, pity and curious glances. Parallel to her, among a herd of sheep, a lamb toddles its way from the far away mountains into the heart of the city, just to find itself dangling, skinned and headless, on a butcher’s shoulder. In the meantime, under the scorching sun, in a roofless house, a woman is persistently knitting a garment, unwinding a thread coiled over her son’s face. Mother, I am suffocating. This is my last film about you is a symbolicridden social-political voyage of a society in spiral between religion, identity and collective memory. “I saw in you what they saw, mother. You deserve your war”.



    Thato Khobotle
    Mercy Koetle
    Napo Kalebe
    Molibeli Mokake
    Pheku Lisema
    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese


    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese


    Arts and political activism can be a vehicle to bring change. Art does not spring out of a vacuum; it’s a mirror of a society, inspiring ideas that can foster change.

    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (1980, Lesotho) is a self-taught filmmaker and visual artist based in Berlin. He has participated in Berlinale Talents, Focus Features Africa First, Realness African Screenwriting Residency and Cinefondation’s Atelier. His film MOTHER, I AM SUFFOCATING. THIS IS MY LAST FILM ABOUT YOU. (2019) explored his experiences in his homeland Africa. This personal film was selected for the Final Cut workshop at the 2018 Venice IFF, where it won six awards. Lesotho took center stage again in his feature film THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION (2019), which was selected for the Biennale College Cinema, premiered in Venice and won the Special Jury Award for Visionary Filmmaking at Sundance FF.

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