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

Fall Grants 2018

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese / Feature Documentary / Lesotho, Germany, Qatar / 2019 / 70 min / Original Language: English, Sesotho / Interests: Identity, Arthouse, Experimental


The wastelands and crowded streets of an African country are traversed by a woman bearing a wooden cross on her back. She is followed by sellers, beggars and passersby, outraged voices, pity and curious glances. Parallel to her, among a herd of sheep, a lamb toddles its way from the far away mountains into the heart of the city, only to find itself dangling, skinned and headless, on a butcher’s shoulder. In the meantime, under the scorching sun, in a roofless house, a woman is persistently knitting a garment, unwinding a thread coiled over her son’s face. ‘Mother, I Am Suffocating. This is My Last Film About You’ is a symbolic social-political voyage of a society, spiralling between religion, identity and collective memory. “I saw in you what they saw, mother. You deserve your war”.


Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Production Company
Day Zero Films UG
Production Company
Mokoari Street

About the Director

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is a Lesotho self-taught filmmaker. Two of his short films, 'Mosonngoa' (2014) and 'Behemoth - or the Game of God' (2015), have been screened in numerous international film festivals, including the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Raindance International Film Festival, Kinodot Film Festival, Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina, as well as the Durban International Film Festival and L’Étrange Festival. Mosese is also an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus (2012), Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program (2012), Realness Screenwriter’s Residency (2017), and Final Cut in Venice workshop (2018).

Awards and Festival History


"Berlinale 2019 (WP), Forum
Sheffield Doc Festival 2019
JCC 2019
Marrakech IFF 2019"


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    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

    Mokoari Street

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