I Am Not a Witch


A darkly comic fable set in contemporary Zambia, Rungano Nyoni’s acclaimed debut feature is a bold satire of the often contradictory nature of traditional beliefs and modern culture.

“A fascinating witch’s brew of absurdism, realism, satire and fairy tale, I Am Not a Witch reveals young Zambian-Welsh director/writer Rungano Nyoni as a blazing talent to watch.” – Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro UK

After a minor incident in her village, nine-year-old Shula (Margaret Mulubwa) is exiled to a traveling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape, she will be transformed into a goat. As she navigates her new life, Shula must decide between accepting her fate or risking the consequences of seeking freedom. (Dir. by Rungano Nyoni, 2017, France/UK/Germany, in English and Nyanja with English subtitles, 93 mins., Not Rated)