Foreign Film: War Witch
04/07/2013, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film Pass. map
Filmed in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo and featuring an incredible soundtrack of
African folk and pop music, this nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the
2013 Academy Awards tells the story of 12-year old Komona, kidnapped by rebel
soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle.
Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, Komona finds hope for survival
in protective, ghost-like visions (inspiring a rebel chief to anoint her “War
Witch”), and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician.
Together, they manage to escape the rebels’ clutches, and a normal life finally
seems within reach. But after their freedom proves short-lived, Komona realizes
she must find a way to bury the ghosts of her past.
conjunction with Angels & Tomboys:
Girlhood in Nineteenth Century American Art, on view at the Brooks through
Director: Kim Nguyen
Canada | 2012 | 90 minutes
French and Lingala with English subtitles.
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