Introduced by Professor Lucy Mazdon (Southampton University), this Oscar-nominated story tells of the effect of war across generations.
14 year old Komona is a child soldier whose spiritual gifts and steadfast resilience enable her to survive in the face of unimaginable horror. Narrated as a story to her unborn child, this hauntingly beautiful drama contrasts brutal violence with some wonderful flights of magical realist fantasy and delightful lyrical interludes. Steeped in folklaw and ritual, War Witch is a hallucinogenic trip into the heart of darkness that will linger in the mind long after you leave the Arts Centre.
Kim Nguyen | Canada | 2012 | 90 minutes | in French/Lingala with English subtitles | Certificate 18