1h 30m | Directed by Rungano Nyoni | UK/France/Germany | Drama


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2018 Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Picture — United Kingdom

Official Selection — 2017 Cannes Film Festival; 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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.

Nyoni, working in English and the local language of Nyanja, has an unforced way of dealing with themes like exploitation, oppression and superstition, showing how easy it can be for nonsense to pass itself off as sense.
Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times | Full review

Nyoni is clearly confident in her vision and the story she wants to tell, and in her capable hands, the result is spellbinding.
Katie Rife | AV Club | Full review

It’s rare and exhilarating that a new filmmaker arrives on the scene so sure of herself and so willing to take bold, counter-intuitive chances.
Jessica Kiang | Variety | Full review