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Forgotten Kingdom, The
Directed by
Andrew Mudge

USA / 2012 / 97
minutes

New York Premiere
Southern Sotho with subtitles

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Andrew Mudge
SYNOPSIS:
Atang has been disconnected from his father for years after being uprooted from his hometown of Lesotho as a child. Currently living in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, Atang is misguided and full of resentment. News of his father’s death comes with a predetermined trip to Lesotho for his burial. Reluctantly, Atang embarks on the visit to his ancestral land where he forms an unexpected connection with his childhood friend, Dineo.

Director Andrew Mudge wonderfully portrays the mystery and spirit of the land as audiences accompany Atang on his journeys. Atang's initial trek to bury his deceased father evolves into a voyage to reconnect with Dineo, her stubborn, traditional father and terminally ill sister. Powerful performances delivered by each cast member paired with exceptional cinematography makes The Forgotten Kingdom a compelling story that leaves the audience emotionally moved and wanting more. –Nina Gioia

BIO:
Andrew Mudge is the writer/director of numerous award winning short films, documentaries, and music videos. His shorts have screened at prominent film festivals, including Sundance and Telluride. The Forgotten Kingdom is his first feature.
MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Zenzo Ngqobe, Nozipho Nkelemba, Jerry Mofokeng, Lebohang Ntsane, Moshoeshoe Chabeli
Executive Producer(s): Chris Roland, Terry Leonard
Producer(s): Andrew Mudge, TR Boyce Jr, Pieter Lombaard
Director(s): Andrew Mudge
Screenwriter(s): Andrew Mudge
Cinematographer(s): Carlos Carvalho
Editor(s): Andrew Mudge
Composer(s)/Music: Robert Miller
Sound Designer(s): Charlotte Buys
 
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