I Am Not A Witch

Director: Rungano Nyoni

Actors: Chileshe Kalimamukwento, Gloria Huwiler, Travers Merrill

Release Date: Friday 20th October 2017

Genre(s): Drama

Running time: France minutes

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.