2018. UK. 93 min. English, Nyanja. Partially Subtitled.
Director: Rungano Nyoni. Featuring: Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Gloria Huwiler, Nellie Munamonga.
After nine-year-old orphan Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to witch camp. Mr. Banda, a corrupt Zambian government official, informs Shula that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape and ties her to the ground using a white ribbon. Since Shula is the only child witch in the community, she becomes a local celebrity. She is forced to determine whether to stay or flee the camp after she is exploited by her superiors for financial gain. Shula must decide if she is willing to take a risk for freedom. This film was selected as the United Kingdom’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. Introduction by Kandioura Dramé (UVA)
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