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War Witch (Rebelle)

War Witch (Rebelle)
  • 2012
  • Canada
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Kim Nguyen
  • Language: French

The story of Komona (Mwanza), a 12-year-old girl in an unnamed part of sub-Saharan Africa, who is kidnapped by rebels and forced to become a child soldier. Nguyen's sensitive approach, Mwanza's subtle and complex performance and Bolduc's cinematography make it a sometimes harrowing but powerful and worthwhile film.

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War Witch

17 Sep 20124 stars

Affecting drama about a child soldier in Sub Saharan Africa

When a film begins with its 12-year old protagonist being handed a gun and forced to kill her own parents, you can be confident that the following 90 minutes will not be easy viewing. Such is the case with Canadian writer/director Kim Nguyen’s powerful…

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