I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Director: Rungano Nyoni
Writer(s): Rungano Nyoni
Starring: Maggie Mulubwa, Ritah Mubanga, Nellie Munamonga, Nancy Murilo, Gloria Huwiler, Benfors ‘Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda, Boniventure, Brisky, Patricia Carreira, Patricia Chaambwa, Mureene Chaba, Janet Chaile, Felix Chibole, Chichi, Martha Chig’Ambo, Masanbo Chikunga, Loveness Chilndo, Joyce Chilombo, Mr. Chimuya, Dimass Chipako, Nelly Chipembele, Kalenga Chipili, Leo Chisanga, Mrs. Chishimba, Aliness Chisi, Mary Chulufya, Frankie Cox, Obvious Cube, Astrida Daka, Webster Daka, Jody Drayer, Alice Dreyer, Justina Fuvalanga, Gabriel Gauchet, Fadi Hus, Moses Jere, Masiye Jose, Joytay, Mariam Chansa Kabunada, Chama Kaifa, Innocent Kalakula, Mary Kalembe, Chileshe Kalimamukwento, Alfred Kanomba, Bright Kapelewa, Sombo Kapole, Kathryn, Richard Kayamaba, Goodfellow Kayuni, Gloria Kunda, Grace Kunda, Chilufya Kwenda, Lee, Mary Lungu, Dina Lupiya, Mwengele Lwipa, Agatha Lyobe, Bean Lyobe, Odis Mainz, Joe Malala, Charles Malambo, Gibson Malenge, Christopher Malundu, James Manaseh, Mandalena, Eunice Mapala, Martin Matakala, Mathews, Sherard Mayanda, Eneless Mbewe, Joyce Mbomena, Travers Merrill, Oliness Monopoly, John Mubanga, Dyna Mufuni, Simon Muhango, Njebe Mukobeki, Joe Mulalu, Moona Mulenda, Gertrude Mulenga, Joseph Mumba, Magdalena Mumba, Jane Munthali, Prisca Musaca, Mirram Musaka, Tayna Musaka, Junior Musale, Dennis Musendo, Aem Mushuma, Mate Musialike, Doreen Musondaa, Evans Mutubila, Davy Muyunda, Margaret Z. Mwale, Abbreviah Mwape, Dualism Nada, Sokaiya Nasilele, Mirriam Nata, Bright Ndopu, John Ng’Ambi, Becky Ngoma, Clinton Ngoma, Josephine Ngoma, Ruth Njobru, Evan Nkhoma, Frank Nyalwa, Azzion Nyrenda, Josephine Penti, Henry B.J. Phiri, Lexina Phiri, Stephen Phiri, Victor Phiri, Yoram Phiri, Professor Proud, Pruderia, Fides Sinyangwe, Margaret Spinella, John Tembo, Joseph Tembo, Tobias Tembo, Pulani Topham, Masa Zulu, Selita Zulu, Setrida Zulu
Synopsis: 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.
Release Date: May 25, 2017 (USA) | Length: 90 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: NR
Note: Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. Having trouble identifying most of cast.