I am not a Witch
Director : Rungano Nyoni/UK|France/93/English,Bemba,Nyanja,Tonga/2017
In a remote Zambian village, a nine-year-old girl (Margaret Mulubwa) is accused of being a witch and given a stark choice: to accept her supernatural branding and live a tethered life as a sorceress, or to cut her ties with local tradition and be transformed into a goat that may be killed and eaten for supper. Thus begins this bewilderingly strange yet terrifically sure-footed feature debut from writer-director Rungano Nyoni.
Director and Screenplay : Rungano Nyoni Producer : Juliette Grandmont DoP : David Gallego Editor : George Cragg Music : Matthew James Kelly Cast : Gloria Huwiler, Chileshe Kalimamukwento, Travers Merrill
Awards/Festivals Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival