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I AM NOT A WITCH

  • Cinema Detroit 4126 Third Street Detroit, MI 48201 (map)

2018 Oscar® Selection, UK

DIR Rungano Nyoni | UK/France/Germany | 2017 | 93 min

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

Earlier Event: October 18
DEEP RED - Free Screening!
Later Event: November 12
EL ANGEL