Discover new films and discuss them with new friends, all from the comfort of your living room.
Each month, we'll meet virtually to discuss a film that is available to stream on Kanopy, for free with your library card. Sign up, watch the film, and join us for a discussion. If you have never used it before, find out how to get started using Kanopy here.
This month, we will be discussing I Am Not a Witch: https://fvrl.kanopy.com/video/i-am-not-witch-0.
In her BAFTA award-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairy-tale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year old orphan Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official.
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.
Winner, Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, BAFTA Awards. Nominated for a Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for Best International Film at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
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