Taliesin Cinema - I am Not a Witch
Dir: Rungano Nyoni
UK/France/Zambia 2017 1hr 32mins
With English subtitles
Gloria Huwiler, Chileshe Kalimamukwento, Travers Merrill
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.
Welsh-raised, Zambian-born Rungano Nyoni delivers a dazzling debut with this dark satirical fairy tale about a little girl accused of being a witch.
“[…] comic, tragic – and captivatingly beautiful.” THE GUARDIAN
10% discount when you book for both Wales African Film Festival films 'Supa Modo' & 'I Am Not a Witch'.
Monday 15 October 8pm
Prices and Times:
Mon 15th Oct
|Full price:||£ 7.75|
|Under 18's:||£ 6.50|
|Full time students:||£ 6.00|
|Other Conc.:||£ 6.50|
Taliesin Arts Centre opens this year's 5th edition of the Wales African Film Festival: Watch-Africa with two powerful films screened on Monday 15 October: Supa Modo (6pm) and I Am Not a Witch (8pm) filmed by African filmmakers.