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Directed by: Kim Nguyen 2012 | 90 min.

Section: Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii


Official nominee for 2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film

Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she 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 (Serge Kanyinda). 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.

Synopsis written by: Tribeca


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Cast & Crew

Director Kim Nguyen
Screenwriter Kim Nguyen
Producer Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin
Cast Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien, Serge Kanyianda, Ralph Prosper, Mizinga Mwinga
Director of Photography Nicolas Bolduc
Production Designer Emmanuel Fréchette
Editor Richard Comeau

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