I Am Not A Witch, which is the U.K.’s official submission of Best Foreign Film for the Oscars, is headed to DVD and digital on January 22nd via Film Movement.
The satire centers on Shula (Maggie Mulubwa), a nine-year-old Zambian girl who is exiled to a witch camp run by a corrupt government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turned to a goat if she attempts an escape. Pressured by adults seeking to financially exploit her supposed powers, Shula considers paying what may be the ultimate price for her freedom.
The acclaimed feature has received a slew of nominations (AFI Fest Audience Award, Independent Spirit Ward for Best International Film and a Golden Camera Award at Cannes) and has also been cited as one of the year’s best films (Esquire, The New Yorker, Memphis Commercial Appeal, among others). I Am Not A Witch also won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut By A British Writer (Nyoni penned the script).
Special features on the disc include an interview with I Am Not A Witch director Rungano Nyoni and the short film Mwansa the Great (directed by Nyoni).