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Rungano Nyoni’s I AM NOT A WITCH went to Cannes

I AM NOT A WITCH, Rungano Nyoni’s first feature, premiered at the Cannes Director’s Fortnight this year.

I AM NOT A WITCH revolves around a 9 year old girl, Shula, who is accused of witchcraft and taken to a travelling witch camp where she is tethered to a spool with a ribbon. Over time Shula begins to long for freedom and is forced to decide whether to accept her fate as a witch or rebel.

As a first feature film it was nominated for Cannes Caméra d’Or for best debut film.

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