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Films & Schedules - WAR WITCH


Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 8:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 4:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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War Witch unfolds as a harrowing fairy-tale told by a 14-year-old African child soldier to her unborn son. Taken from her village, Komona is given a hallucinogenic milk that gifts her with a sorceress’s ability to see the ghosts of the fallen. Fighting alongside an albino boy named Magician, she soon comes to understand that her career as “witch” to the rebel leader will only last as long as their victories. The two set off together, putting their violent past behind them as they bond while searching for the white rooster she has demanded as proof of his love. Nguyen has interwoven true stories of child soldiers in Burma with footage captured in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fashion a story of touching beauty about the search for love and finding inner peace. (90 mins.)

Filmography: The Marsh (02), Truffe (08), City of Shadows (10)

This year’s Canadian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Sponsored by MercyCorps.


Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature.

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