Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement Falls under Spell of 'I Am Not A Witch'

Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement Falls under Spell of 'I Am Not A Witch'

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Zambia-set satire to go on release later this year.

Film Movement has picked up US rights to Rungano Nyoni’s Bafta-nominated satire I Am Not A Witch.

The film premiered in Cannes in Director’s Fortnight last year and takes place in Zambia, where eight-year-old Shula arouses suspicion when she turns up unannounced in a village.

When she is found guilty of a minor infraction and tethered to a ribbon in a state-run witch camp, Shula must decide whether to endure her punishment or make a break for freedom.

I Am Not A Witch is nominated by Bafta for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, and is a best international film nominee at the Independent Spirits. …

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