War Witch (Trailer)

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Also known as Rebelle, this is a harrowing tale of a young girl captured and turned into a child soldier.

This film made ripples when it was first screened at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, with French title "Rebelle", and was picked up by Tribeca Films for release in early 2013. Komona, a 14-year-old girl (amazingly portrayed by award winning Rachel Mwanza in her first turn as an actress) who has been kidnapped by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an albino soldier and experiences for the very first time peace and happiness, but she can't run away from her past. This film won a Special Jury Prize, the Golden Bear Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. Both Festivals awarded Rachel Mwanza with a Best Actress prize. Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards (Oscars) 2013.  This film made ripples when it was first screened at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, with French title "Rebelle", and has just been picked up by Tribeca Films for release in early 2013.  Komona, a 14-year-old girl (amazingly portrayed by award winning Rachel Mwanza in her first turn as an actress) who has been kidnapped by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an albino soldier and experiences for the very first time peace and happiness, but she can't run away from her past.   This film won a Special Jury Prize, the Golden Bear Prize  at the Berlin International Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. Both Festivals awarded Rachel Mwanza with a Best Actress prize.
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Director: Kim Nguyen
Writer: Kim Nguyen
Country: DRC/Canada
Language: French with English Subtitles
Year: 2012
Cast: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien and Serge Kanyinda
Producer: Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin, Co: Kim Nguyen, Associate: Anne-Marie Gélinas
Editor: Richard Comeau
Distributor: Tribeca Films
War Witch (Trailer)