I Am Not a Witch

United Kingdom, France, 2017 / 93 Mins

Director: Rungano Nyoni

Starring: Gloria Huwiler, Chileshe Kalimamukwento

After a minor incident in her village, 9-year-old Shula is exiled to a travelling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be transformed into a goat. As she navigates through her new life, she must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of seeking freedom.

Preceding the main feature, and brought to you by Random Acts Presents, we are pleased to be showing the short film Fag. Directed by Danni Spooner, this is a rebellious reflection on the cis-gendered society we exist in that grins towards political correctness.

Random Acts Presents is a joint initiative between Arts Council England, Channel 4 Random Acts and five National Network Centres (Tyneside Cinema, ICA, Calling the Shots, Rural Media and Screen South) working together to commission young artists and filmmakers to make short films. The project nurtures talent by providing mentorship and continuing professional development to all its artists and filmmakers.