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I Am Not a Witch

Zambian-born Welsh filmmaker Rungano Nyoni announced herself as a filmmaker to watch with this BAFTA-winning debut; a daring melange of magic realism, social satire and off-kilter tragicomedy. With assurance and sensitivity she has certainly crafted one of the most unique British films in recent memory.

Directors

  • Rungano Nyoni

Writers

  • Rungano Nyoni

Cast

  • Maggie Mulubwa
  • Henry B.J. Phiri
  • Nancy Murilo

Synopsis

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals have questions. Their suspicions quickly turn to accusations of witchcraft and Shula is tethered to a ribbon and forced to choose between imprisonment or being turned into a goat. Unless she can manifest a third fate: freedom.