In a rural village in present day Zambia an orphaned an eight-year old girl is accused of being a witch. She’s offered a choice of punishments; either arrest enslavement in a state-run camp kept tethered to straps or risk transformation into a goat. With a story formed from research on real-life African witch camps, director Rungano Nyoni (debut film), and cinematographer David Gallego (Embrace the Serpent) craft a mix of Kafkaesque comedy, poignant drama and feminist fairytale. In Nyanja with English subtitles.
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