I AM NOT A WITCH
Film - CineVision Competition Filmfest 2017

I AM NOT A WITCH

Directed by Rungano Nyoni

Info

Director: Rungano Nyoni
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: Germany, France, United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Language: Bemba, English, Nyanja, Tonga
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Margaret Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Mulilo
18+

Logline

I AM NOT A WITCH

Shula isn't even ten years old, but must have enormous powers. At least that's what the hurriedly-assembled tribunal says that charges her with witchcraft after a minor incident in her village. They send Shula to witch's camp, where she is to spend her days with other accused witches, unless she dares trying to escape and risks being turned into a goat. In Zambia, where director Rungano Nyoni is from, such camps really do exist – a cruel absurdity, giving this parable of power and freedom its desperate satiric bite.

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Meet the director

I AM NOT A WITCH

Rungano Nyoni

Rungano Nyoni was born in Lusaka, Zambia, growing up in Wales. Her short films have been screened at festivals all over the world: MWANSA THE GREAT (2011) was nominated for a BAFTA, LISTEN (2014), den co-directed with Hamy Ramezan, won Best Narrative Short at Tribeca. I AM NOT A WITCH is her feature debut.

Credits

Screenplay: Rungano Nyoni
Director of Photography: David Gallego
Film Editor: Yann Dedet, George Cragg, Thibault Hague
Composer: Matthew James Kelly
Production Designer: Nathan Parker
Costume Design: Holly Rebecca
Sound: Maiken Hansen
Producer: Juliette Grandmont, Emiliy Morgan
Production Company: Clandestine Films, Soda Pictures
Co-Producer: Titus Kreyenberg
Co-Production Company: unafilm GmbH
World Sales: Kinology