Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You. (2019)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 16m

A heartrending visual metaphor executed in brilliant black-and-white photography, this confrontational and soul-bearing cinematic essay examines the impact of colonialism, exploring themes of religion and longing. As we float through the streets of Lesotho, following a cross-bearing woman and an omnipresent figure wearing wings, a tumultuous history of sorrow and suffering between the motherland and its people unravels. The through line of symbolism pairs with the reading of a raw and affecting letter lamenting the loss of a home once known, in which every line is more acerbic than the last. Through potent imagery and poetic narration, filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese grapples with exile from his native country and alienation in his newfound home in Germany. SAM