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From the Archive: I Am Not A Witch (Rungano Nyoni)

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17 Nov 2021
18 min listen

We return for another archive cinema edition. Back in 2017 we got to spend some time in the company of writer and director Rungano Nyoni where she talked in detail about her debut film - I Am Not a Witch.

Nyoni has created an impressive drama telling the tale of superstition in a small Zambian community, we follow the young girl Shula played by Maggie Mu-lubwa who is accused of being a witch. Back in 2017 the director told us about the struggles and triumphs of the film making process.
‘It’s a life or death accusation which can be based on as little as someone has a dream about you, it’s a bad dream they dream they’re chasing them and then they wake up and they’re like  - you must be a witch, why were you in my dream?’ - Rungano Nyoni

From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. 

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