I Am Not A Witch - Members get FREE ENTRY

DFS Members get FREE entry! Members Night is special in that we have live music before the film (Adam Scriven) and Café Cinema afterwards. Café Cinema is a group discussion over complimentary refreshments, this time hosted by CDU's Dr Devaki Monani. Members no need to book, just bring your card or some photo ID so we can match you in the system. Non-members very welcome - standard cinema entry applies.

Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni turned heads at Cannes Film Festival with her groundbreaking first feature, I AM NOT A WITCH. Sharply satirical and boldly provocative, Nyoni’s film has garnered praise from audiences and critics around the world, heralding the emergence of striking new cinematic voice.

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.

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“ Nyoni not only captures the absurdist processes of this world, with men delivering verdicts on the women, she frames it with compositions that capture both the fierce spirit of her protagonist and the ludicrous situation she must make the best of.”

The Sunday Age

“4 stars - Spellbinding... An extravagant flight of fancy that functions equally well as an anthropological curiosity, engrossing drama, feminist allegory, tart political satire and dire warning against xenophobia?”

The Irish Times

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Thursday 28 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Rungano Nyoni



Running Time

93 minutes


Country of Origin



Bemba with English subtitles