War Witch

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Tribeca Film
Tammie Rosen 212-941-2003 trosen@tribecaenterprises.com
Jennifer Holiner 212-941-2038 jholiner@tribecafilm.com

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Production Information

Release Date
VOD: February 2013
Theatrical: March 1 - New York
March 8 - Los Angeles
Director
Kim Nguyen
Screenwriter
Kim Nguyen
Cast
Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Mizinga Mwinga, Ralph Prosper

Synopsis

Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions (inspiring a rebel chief to anoint her "War Witch"), and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). Together, they manage to escape the rebels' clutches, and a normal life finally seems within reach. But after their freedom proves short-lived, Komona realizes she must find a way to bury the ghosts of her past.

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Rachel Mwanza as Komona in "War Witch" distributed by Tribeca Film. © Item 7.

"War Witch" distributed by Tribeca Film. © Item 7.

Rachel Mwanza as Komona in "War Witch" distributed by Tribeca Film. © Item 7.

Rachel Mwanza as Komona in "War Witch" distributed by Tribeca Film. © Item 7.