In a remote Zambian community, eight-year-old Shula is denounced as a witch and sent on a trajectory of exploitation. “Nyoni’s debut feature is comic, tragic and captivatingly beautiful. A daringly satirical parable of magic, misogyny, superstition and social strictures.” (The Guardian)
‘I Am Not A Witch’ won the 71st British Academy Film Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
“Confirms her [Rungano Nyoni] promise as a film-maker of fiercely independent vision, with a bright future ahead.” (Mark Kermode, The Guardian)
“Winningly original and stylistically fresh debut feature from the young Zambia-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni…blends deadpan humour with light surrealism, vivid visuals and left-field musical choices”. (Hollywood Reporter)