I Am Not a Witch

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I Am Not a Witch


Friday Nov 23 07:30 PM
Sunday Nov 25 04:00 PM
Tuesday Nov 27 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by Rungano Nyoni. France, Germany, UK. 2017. English & Nyanja w/English subtitles. 93 min

In her BAFTA awarding-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairytale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year-old orphan Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official, and told she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape. As the only child witch, Shula quickly becomes a local star and is exploited by the adults for their financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision: to resign herself to life on the camp or take a risk for freedom. A hit at over 50 international festivals, I Am Not a Witch is a must-see for anyone interested in New African Cinema and contemporary female filmmakers.

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