I Am Not a Witch
After a minor altercation with a neighbour, nine year old Shula is accused of being a witch and sent to live in a camp with other witches, where they are forced to do manual labour while Western tourists observe them like animals in a zoo. With her remarkable debut feature director Rungano Nyoni has created a complex satire of the societal structures that allow for this peculiar intersection of misogyny and superstition. I AM NOT A WITCH is a beautiful and haunting vision of modern-day Zambia.
Rungano Nyoni (Zambia, 1982) I AM NOT A WITCH is her first feature.