Oct 19 - 25
After a minor incident in her village, nine-year-old Shula is exiled to a travelling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be transformed into a goat. As she navigates through her new life with her fellow witches and a government official who espouses her, exploiting her innocence for his own gain, she must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of seeking freedom.
I AM NOT A WITCH is the feature directorial debut from Rungano Nyoni, born in Zambia and raised in Wales. The film was shot in Zambia’s capital city Lusaka and rural areas around it, and features a cast of non-professional actors, led by nine year-old Maggie Mulubwa in the lead role of Shula. Maggie was discovered during a locations recce in a remote part of Luapula province.