I Am Not A Witch
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Rungano Nyoni, UK/France/Zambia, 95mins, 2017
Rungano Nyonis 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.