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The Resource Life, above all, a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Bavaria International presents ; a Dreamer Joint Venture Production ; in co-production with Senator Film Produktion Enigma Pictures and Niama Film ; written by Dennis Foon ; producer, Oliver Stoltz ; directed by Oliver Schmitz

Life, above all, a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Bavaria International presents ; a Dreamer Joint Venture Production ; in co-production with Senator Film Produktion Enigma Pictures and Niama Film ; written by Dennis Foon ; producer, Oliver Stoltz ; directed by Oliver Schmitz

Label
Life, above all
Title
Life, above all
Statement of responsibility
a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Bavaria International presents ; a Dreamer Joint Venture Production ; in co-production with Senator Film Produktion Enigma Pictures and Niama Film ; written by Dennis Foon ; producer, Oliver Stoltz ; directed by Oliver Schmitz
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • nso
  • eng
  • fre
  • nso
  • nso
Summary
Just after the death of her newly born sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her 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
Cataloging source
QQ3
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Dirk Grau ; director of photography, Bernhard Jasper ; music, Ali N. Askin, Ian Osrin
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material and some sexual content
Language note
  • In Northern Sotho, with optional subtitles in English or French
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Khomotso Manyaka, Lerato Mvelase, Harriet Manamela, Keaobaka Makanyane, Tinah Mnumzana
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1996-
  • 1982-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Manyaka, Khomotso
  • Mvelase, Lerato
  • Lenabe, Harriet
  • Makanyane, Keaobaka
  • Mnumzana, Tinah
  • Schmitz, Oliver
  • Foon, Dennis
  • Askin, Ali N.
  • Osrin, Ian
  • Jasper, Bernhard
  • Stratton, Allan
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Bavaria Film International (Firm)
  • Senator Film (Firm)
  • Enigma Productions
Runtime
106
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sisters
  • Gossip
  • Family secrets
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • HIV-positive persons
  • Conduct of life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Foreign films
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Africa
Technique
live action
Label
Life, above all, a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Bavaria International presents ; a Dreamer Joint Venture Production ; in co-production with Senator Film Produktion Enigma Pictures and Niama Film ; written by Dennis Foon ; producer, Oliver Stoltz ; directed by Oliver Schmitz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Chanda's secrets" by Allan Stratton
  • DVD release of the 2010 motion picture
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
38776
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769623854
  • (OCoLC)ocn769623854
  • 256110
System details
DVD ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Life, above all, a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Bavaria International presents ; a Dreamer Joint Venture Production ; in co-production with Senator Film Produktion Enigma Pictures and Niama Film ; written by Dennis Foon ; producer, Oliver Stoltz ; directed by Oliver Schmitz
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Chanda's secrets" by Allan Stratton
  • DVD release of the 2010 motion picture
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
38776
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769623854
  • (OCoLC)ocn769623854
  • 256110
System details
DVD ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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