Kim Nguyen's 'War Witch'.
Date: Friday March 29, 2013
Venue: The Nest (House Number 4, Jabavu Maisonettes, Jabavu Road.)
Doors open at 5:30pm and screening will start at 7:00pm.
About the film
Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind.
Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children’s points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster. - (c) Tribeca film
As always, feel free to come with your own food and drinks to enjoy as you watch. After the film there is time allocated for the group to discuss and share their views on the film.
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