I Am Not A Witch
Director: Rungano Nyoni
Cast: Maggie Mulubwa, Dyna Mufuni, Nancy Murilo
Duration: 93min | Bemba with English Subtitles (2017)
This BAFTA Award-Winning film, set in a Zambian village, follows 9-year-old Shula as she is banished to a camp (and tourist site) for women accused of being witches. Cinematically bold and daring, the story tackles superstition and sexism. In her feature debut, Nyoni chose what she calls “cruel humour” to tell the story of existing witch camps and shine a spotlight on the absurdity of outdated traditions.
BAFTA 2018: Outstanding Debut
Jury Prize: Sarasota Film Festival