I Am Not a Witch (12a)

Director Rungano Nyoni. Drama


Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.

Starring Gloria Huwiler, Chileshe Kalimamukwento, Travers Merrill


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

A film which really divided opinion: some found it fascinating and intriguing while others said it was too slow!