I Am Not a Witch

I Am Not a Witch

Directed by Rungano Nyoni • 2017 • Zambia, United Kingdom
Starring Maggie Mulubwa, Nellie Munamonga, Dyna Mufuni

The acclaimed debut feature from Rungano Nyoni is a daring, sharply satiric feminist fairy tale set in present-day Zambia. When nine-year-old orphan Shula (Margaret Mulubwa) is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground and told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape, Shula becomes a star tourist attraction exploited by those around her for financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision: resign herself to life at the camp, or risk everything for freedom. Winner of a BAFTA award for outstanding debut, I AM NOT A WITCH is a visually imaginative, socially incisive commentary on the clash between tradition and modernity from one of contemporary cinema’s most exciting new voices.

Also presented here: LISTEN, an award-winning 2014 short film co-directed by Rungano Nyoni and Hamy Ramezan

I Am Not a Witch
  • I Am Not a Witch

    Directed by Rungano Nyoni • 2017 • Zambia, United Kingdom
    Starring Maggie Mulubwa, Nellie Munamonga, Dyna Mufuni

    The acclaimed debut feature from Rungano Nyoni is a daring, sharply satiric feminist fairy tale set in present-day Zambia. When nine-year-old orphan Shula (Margaret Mulubwa) is accuse...

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  • Listen

    Directed by Rungano Nyoni and Hamy Ramezan • 2014 • Denmark
    Starring Yusuf Kamal El-Ali, Zeinab Rahal, Amira Helene Larsen

    An Arab woman fleeing her abusive husband seeks refuge in a Danish police station—but her plight is soon lost in translation.