I Am Not a Witch

This event took place Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2018

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Rungano Nyoni
UK, France & Germany
1h 33m


* Featuring storytelling and discussion with local Zambian community members on Saturday, September 15th at 7:30pm!


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 – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.

By turns moving, funny and surreal, I Am Not a Witch offers spellbinding storytelling with flashes of anarchic humor. Sharply satirical, boldly provocative, audacious and unforgettable, it showcases Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni as a fresh and fearless new voice in British film.

The birth of a significant new screen voice!” – The Hollywood Reporter

A witch’s brew of absurdism, realism, satire and fairy tale.” – Metro

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