I Am Not a Witch

Film • Sep 12

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When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – to resign herself to life on the camp or take a risk for freedom.

Directed by Rungano Nyoni.

2017. UK/France/Germany/Zambia. 93 minutes. Not Rated.
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