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The Resource Life, Above All, directed by Oliver Schmitz ; produced by Oliver Stoltz ; based upon the novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton

Life, Above All, directed by Oliver Schmitz ; produced by Oliver Stoltz ; based upon the novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton

Label
Life, Above All
Title
Life, Above All
Statement of responsibility
directed by Oliver Schmitz ; produced by Oliver Stoltz ; based upon the novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton
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Director
Producer
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Subject
Genre
Language
sot
Summary
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
Awards note
  • Won 2011 Black Film Critics Circle Awards, Best Foreign Film
  • Won 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Fran├žois 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
  • Nominated 2011 Women Film Critics Circle Awards, Adrienne Shelly Award
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In Sotho, Southern
PerformerNote
Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane, Harriet Manamela, Lerato Mvelase, Tinah Mnumzana
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schmitz, Oliver
  • Stoltz, Oliver
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Runtime
106
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stratton, Allan
  • Families
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Missing persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Life, Above All, directed by Oliver Schmitz ; produced by Oliver Stoltz ; based upon the novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 08, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3372989/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (106 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)971282513
Video recording format
other
Label
Life, Above All, directed by Oliver Schmitz ; produced by Oliver Stoltz ; based upon the novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 08, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3372989/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (106 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)971282513
Video recording format
other

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