Life, Above All Trailer (2011)

Just after the death of her newly-born sister, 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 novel Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton.

Duration
2 min 8 sec

Views
18,561

Posted On
June 07, 2011
Director
Oliver Schmitz

Writer
Dennis Foon

Studio
Sony Pictures Classics

Release
July 15, 2011
Cast
Keaobaka Makanyane
Lerato Mvelase
Tinah Mnumzana
Audrey Poolo
Mapaseka Mathebe
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