Director: Kim Nguyen | Countries of production: Canada | Year: 2012 | Length: 90 min
Language: French with English subtitles | Age: 15+ years
Genres: Drama | | Regions: Africa

War Witch is the story of Komona, a 14 year old girl in a conflict ravaged African state who has been kidnapped from her village to become a rebel.

For over a year she is forced to kill in a war that seems to have no goal, until eventually she escapes with an older albino soldier. Together, at last, they experience the joys of a peaceful and loving life. But it cannot last. Before long fresh tragedy forces Komona to confront and fight the ghosts that have been haunting her.

A gripping love story about the evils that guns and poverty still write large across many countries, not only in Africa.

A genre benchmark and a breakout work for writer-director Kim Nguyen
The Hollywood Reporter

Academy Awards, USA 2013, Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Winner, Best Narrative Feature

Ways to Watch

Purchase film

Purchase film on Amazon

Watch & Engage

War Witch Website