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    I Am Not a Witch

    Directed by Rungano Nyoni
    UK/France | 92 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    I Am Not a Witch

    Directed by Rungano Nyoni
    UK/France | 92 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    I Am Not a Witch

    Directed by Rungano Nyoni
    UK/France | 92 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    I Am Not a Witch

    Directed by Rungano Nyoni
    UK/France | 92 minutes | World Cinema Now

At times surreal and magical, and always beautifully shot, Rungano Nyoni’s sharp, satirical fable balances humor and sorrow in its exploration of patriarchy and power. Charged with witchcraft, nine-year-old Shula is exiled to a community where the accused live out the rest of their existences together, and where her innocence means little.

Schedule

January 11, 2018 6:00 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 8:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

At times surreal and magical, and always beautifully shot, Rungano Nyoni’s sharp, satirical fable balances humor and sorrow in its exploration of patriarchy and power.

Cases of children accused of witchcraft in parts of Africa are a real and unfortunate truth. The accused may face torture and abuse, abandoned by a society that fears them. Nine-year-old Shula is exiled to a witch camp where the accused live out the rest of their dismal existences together. When she arrives, she is promptly tethered to the camp by a ribbon that is meant to keep her from flying off, and told that if she cuts herself free she will transform into a goat. As Shula asserts her innocence, she’s taken in by the elders of the community as a reminder of a young life they, too, were denied.

Nyoni’s debut film is the thundering arrival of an exciting and fresh new voice in cinema.

film details

Country: UK/France
Year: 2017
Running Time: 92 minutes
Language: English and Zambian dialects
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Rungano Nyoni
Producers: Juliette Grandmont, Emily Morgan
Principal Cast: Margaret Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Mulilo, Margaret Sipaneia, Gloria Huwiler
Cinematographers: David Gallego
Editor: Yann Dedet, George Cragg, Thibault Hague
Music: Matthew James Kelly
Screenwriter: Rungano Nyoni
Website: http://www.iamnotawitch.com/

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