Atang, a young man living in South Africa, reluctantly embarks on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young school teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn toward the mystical beauty of the people and land he had forgotten, and faces his own bittersweet reckoning.
(96mins) | Lesotho, South Africa, United States of America
Sesotho and Tsotsitaa, with English subtitles,
Andrew Mudge is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. He has directed numerous award-winning short films and documentaries, and his music video “Knights of Bostonia” won the MTV viewer’s choice award. His debut feature film, The Forgotten Kingdom (2012), garnered top awards at over ten international film festivals, as well as seven nominations and three awards from the African Movie Academy Awards.