Life, Above All

""inspiring without resorting to any cheap sentimentality.""
The Globe and Mail

Synopsis

LIFE, ABOVE ALL is a 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.
Original Languages: Pedi
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 106 min.
Year: 2010

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Oliver Schmitz

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PHOTOS

Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka) and Mrs. Tafa (Harriet Manamela). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Mrs. Tafa (Harriet Manamela), Lilian (Lerato Mvelase) and Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka) and Lilian (Lerato Mvelase). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Mrs. Gulubane (Mary Twala), Iris (Mapaseka Mathebe), Soly (Thato Kgaladi), Mrs. Tafa (Harriet Manamela), Lilian (Lerato Mvelase) and Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka).© Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka) and Lilian (Lerato Mvelase). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Esther (Keaobaka Makanyane) and Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Sipho (Mandla Ernest Mokoena) and Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Mrs. Tafa (Harriet Manamela) and Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Mrs. Tafa (Harriet Manamela). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Jonah (Aubrey Poolo).© Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Lilian (Lerato Mvelase) and Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka). © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Director Oliver Schmitz. © Dreamer Joint Venture GmbH Alsbrik 2010, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics .