3.5

MIFF: I Am Not a Witch

Drama


 

A child without a family is accused of witchcraft, found guilty by a witchdoctor and exiled to live in a witch-camp full of cronies.

This film is a satirical piece where the protagonist's situation is more laughable than funny. "I Am Not a Witch" makes a bold statement about feminism by showing a world where the oppression of women is good for tourism, of all things. The director shows herself as a keen observer of society, and it would be wrong to watch and assume that women's roles are any more or less powerful in Africa than anywhere else. Mirror, mirror.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2017
98 mins