War Witch

War Witch

A film by Kim Nguyen
Starring Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien, Serge Kanyinda

Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle.

Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions (inspiring a rebel chief to anoint her “War Witch”), and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). Together, they manage to escape the rebels’ clutches, and a normal life finally seems within reach. But after their freedom proves short-lived, Komona realizes she must find a way to bury the ghosts of her past.

The sensitively imagined story of a child soldier in Africa makes War Witch a genre benchmark and a breakout work for writer-director Kim Nguyen. —Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

 

Technical Information

Production Year
2012
Country of Production
Canada
Language
French
Running Time
90 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm
Monday, Mar 25, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm
Sunday, Mar 24, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm · 2:30pm
Saturday, Mar 23, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm · 2:30pm
Friday, Mar 22, 2013
7:20pm · 2:30pm

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