Series

I Am Not a Witch

October 3–31, 2018

Directed by Rungano Nyoni (UK/France/Germany/Zambia, 2017, 93 min.). Digital. English and Nyanja with English subtitles.

Set in present-day Zambia, this surreal parable follows a 9-year-old girl who is accused of witchcraft and promptly sent to a “witch camp” – an open-air prison where so-called witches are tethered to spools of ribbon to prevent them from flying away. Although she has few spoken lines, young actress Margaret Mulubwa is a magnetic presence, commanding the screen at every moment. Part anthropological dissection, part absurdist social satire, I Am Not a Witch is a genre-splicing tour de force from first-time director Rungano Nyoni.

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival and the Boston Women's Film Festival

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In This Series

Film

October 3, 2018
6:00 pm–7:35 pm

Directed by Rungano Nyoni (UK/France/Germany/Zambia, 2017, 93 min.). Digital.

Film

October 6, 2018
12:00 pm–1:40 pm

Directed by Rungano Nyoni (UK/France/Germany/Zambia, 2017, 93 min.). Digital.

Film

October 10, 2018
5:30 pm–7:10 pm

Directed by Rungano Nyoni (UK/France/Germany/Zambia, 2017, 93 min.). Digital.

Film

October 20, 2018
11:30 am–1:10 pm

Directed by Rungano Nyoni (UK/France/Germany/Zambia, 2017, 93 min.). Digital.

Film

October 27, 2018
11:30 am–1:05 pm

Directed by Rungano Nyoni (UK/France/Germany/Zambia, 2017, 93 min.). Digital.

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October 31, 2018
3:30 pm–5:10 pm

Directed by Rungano Nyoni (UK/France/Germany/Zambia, 2017, 93 min.). Digital.