The Forgotten Kingdom is a feature film shot in Lesotho and South Africa. Over 96 minutes and in the native language of Sesotho, it tells the story of Atang, who leaves the hustle of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young school teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn toward the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and land he had forgotten.
The Forgotten Kingdom road show offered free screenings around Lesotho at locations where filming took place in 2011, often with the crowd watching scenes shot in the very place in which they were standing. Over a period of two weeks from March 3-15, 2014 the road show brought the film to the communities of Semonkong, St. Michael’s, Ha Seetsa, Mokhotlong, Sefikeng, Koalabata, Malealea, Quthing and Mohale’s Hoek before finishing in Morija. The film opens in cinemas in Lesotho on April 4 and in South Africa on April 11, 2014.
Road show mini gallery: