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Directed by Rungano Nyoni

United Kingdom, France, Zambia, Germany 2017 93 mins. In English, Bemba, Nyajan

Following an incident in her Zambian village, nine-year-old Shula is denounced as a witch and exiled to a state-run witch camp. While making every effort to adapt to her new life among much older women, Shula is both embraced and exploited by the camp officials. Now she must decide whether to accept the fate forced upon her or risk everything for freedom. Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni’s debut combines anthropology, social satire, and superstition in a fascinating and touching magic-realist fable. Best Director, British Independent Film Awards. In English, Bemba, and Nyajan with English subtitles.

Filmography: Nordic Factory (2014)

Reviews: The Guardian, Hollywood Reporter, Cinema Scope, Variety

Interviews: MUBI Notebook, Little White Lies



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