Miami Beach Cinematheque: I AM NOT A WITCH by Rungano Nyoni

Wed Nov 7, 2018

In her BAFTA awarding-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairy-tale 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. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape. As the only child witch, Shula quickly becomes a local star and the adults around her exploit her supposed powers for financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether 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.

(In English and Nyanja with English subtitles)

WINNER: BAFTA Outstanding Debut of a British Filmmaker
Afrika International Film Festival Best Feature Film
British Independent Film Awards Best Director, Breakthrough Producer
Stockholm Film Festival Best Directorial Debut
Sarasota Film Festival Jury Prize


-The Hollywood Reporter

“A witch’s brew of ABSURDISM, REALISM, SATIRE and FAIRY TALE!” -Metro

“A rush of ORIGINALITY, ENERGY & AMBITION!” –Sight & Sound

WED, NOV 07, 9:15p:

Miami Premiere Engagement!

Directed by RUNGANO NYONI/2018/France/Germany/UK/93mins.
With Benfors ‘Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalunda Banda

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