I Am Not A Witch Fearless debut from Zambian-born Welsh female director Rungano Nyoni

Film classification: 12A
Duration: 93 mins
Released: 2017
Director: Rungano Nyoni
Country of origin:
Classification: 12A


A fearless debut from Zambian-born Welsh female director Rungano Nyoni, the film will be showing in cinemas across the UK including the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle, and on demand from Friday 20 October.

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.

You can watch the trailer and find out more about the film at www.iamnotawitch.com. 

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