Opens Sep 29, 2018
In her awarding-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairy tale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year-old orphan Shula (Maggie Mulubwa) is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape. As the only child witch, Shula quickly becomes a local star and the adults around her exploit her supposed powers for financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.