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Life, Above All (Blu-Ray) (2010)

Director: Oliver Schmitz
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Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Foreign, Politics and Social Issues, France, Coming of Age , Film, Dysfunctional Families, Experimental/Avant-Garde, Africa, HD (High Def)
Running Time: 100 min.
Subtitles: English, French

Synopsis
Just after the death of her newly born sister, Chanda (12) learns of a rumour spreading through her small village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. 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.



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