Screen/Society--Quebec at the Oscars--"Rebelle" (War Witch)
Film Screening: "Rebelle" ("War Witch") (Kim Nguyen, 2012, 90 min, Canada, French and Lingala with English subtitles, color, DVD) -- This is the story about a child soldier in an unnamed African country. Komona, a 12-year old, is forced by rebels to shoot her own parents and is then abducted to fight for their cause as a child soldier. However, she is believed to be a 'war witch,' capable of seeing hidden enemies, and eventually escapes with the help of another orphaned teen. -- "A haunting and incredibly compelling film about the changing face of Africa, with cultural spiritualism and violent oppression left to collide with fascinating results." - Patrick Gamble, Cine Vue -- TriBeCa Films, who bought U.S. distribution rights for "War Witch", has given special permission to screen the film before it goes into US wide distribution following the Oscars.