Zambian born UK filmmaker, Rungano Nyoni has made the continent proud by picking an outstanding debut award for her movie ‘I Am Not A Witch’ at the 2018 British Academy Film Awards held on February 18 at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

‘I Am Not A Witch’ was the first Zambian film to be screened at Cannes according to the BBC. Largely, due to the uniqueness of the story, the 35-year-old who moved from Zambia to wales at the age of 9, told the story based on the experience she gathered from spending time at a witch camp in Ghana, West Africa.

Regardless of the film’s low budget, Rungano still managed to tell the story the way she wanted it with support from Ffilm Cymru and BFI (British Film Institute). It follows the trauma of an eight-year-old girl who was accused of witchcraft.

Watch the trailer of ‘I Am Not A Witch’ below:

 

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