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I Am Not A Witch

Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970





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I Am Not A Witch

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I Am Not A Witch

Rungano Nyoni, UK/France/Zambia, 95mins, 2017 

Showing Times:

  • Fri 3 Nov: 2.30pm
  • Sat 4 Nov: 6.30pm
  • Sun 5 Nov: 4pm
  • Mon 6 Nov: 7.30pm
  • Wed 8 Nov: 7.30pm

Rungano Nyoni’s debut feature is a dazzling and winningly original fable-like story about a young African girl accused of witchcraft.

Shula, an 8-year-old Zambian girl, is banished from her village for alleged witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty and exiled to a witch camp. As she navigates her new surroundings, Shula must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of freedom: being cursed and transformed into a goat.

I am Not a Witch is a wildly audacious fairy tale that uses satire and deadpan humour to critique the specific tradition of witch camps and also the attitudes towards women.  


Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix

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