War Witch  {Rebelle}

War Witch
Rebelle

Canada, 2012, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, War
Language: French, Lingala English Sub-Titles

NOW PLAYING through April 11th at the Sie FilmCenter
Digital presentation - War Witch tells the story of Komona (Rachel Mwanza), a young girl whose life is anything but normal. Kidnapped by African rebels at the age of 12, Komona was forced at gunpoint to slaughter her own parents and fight as a child soldier against the government in the jungles. But Komona was no ordinary solider. Due to her ability to see gray ghosts in the trees that warn her of approaching enemies, she was deemed a sorceress and bestowed the title of War Witch by the supreme leader of the rebels, Great Tiger. War Witch exudes visceral energy and emotional power as Komona’s journey ultimately finds her in love with a fellow child soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda), but pregnant with another man’s child. Saddled with the reality that a life of normalcy is forever beyond her grasp, Komona must find a way to resolve the actions of her past.

DIRECTOR: Kim Nguyen
Screenwriter: Kim Nguyen
Principal Cast: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien, Serge Kanyianda, Ralph Prosper, Mizinga Mwinga
US Distributor: Tribeca Film

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