Life, Above All / directed by Oliver Schmitz ; produced by Oliver Stoltz ; based upon the novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton
- [New York, New York] : Sony Pictures Classics, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (106 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Schmitz, Oliver, Stoltz, Oliver, and Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
- Language Note:
- In Sotho, Southern.
- 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.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Title from resource description page (viewed December 08, 2016).
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane, Harriet Manamela, Lerato Mvelase, Tinah Mnumzana.
- Won 2011 Black Film Critics Circle Awards, Best Foreign Film, Won 2010 Cannes Film Festival, François Chalais Award, Won 2010 Dubai International Film Festival, Muhr AsiaAfrica Special Jury Prize, Won 2011 Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur, Audience Award, Won 2011 Leo Awards, Best Screenwriting in a Feature Length Drama, Won 2010 National Board of Review, USA, Top Five Foreign Films, Nominated 2012 Black Reel Awards, Outstanding Foreign Film, Nominated 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard Award, Nominated 2010 Dubai International Film Festival Muhr AsiaAfrica Award, Best Film - Feature, Nominated 2011 Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur, Golden Alhambra, Nominated 2012 Image Awards, Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture, and Nominated 2011 Women Film Critics Circle Awards, Adrienne Shelly Award
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