First Friday Films: I Am Not A Witch
Join us for a film night on the first Friday of each month! Selections include feature-length films, documentaries, and shorts. Snacks and drinks provided.
This month's feature: I Am Not a Witch (2017)
In her BAFTA award-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. 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.
Winner, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, BAFTA Awards. Nominated for a Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for Best International Film at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Rating: NR | Drama | 92 minutes
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