A Great Canadian Film: Rebelle (2012) (War Witch) by Kim Nguyen Writer, Director and Co-Producer
Written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Kim Nguyen, War Witch is narrated by a pregnant 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) as she tells her unborn child the stories of her life since she was captured by a rebel army at the age of 12 in The Republic of Congo
Reviewers are calling it a “harrowing” and “haunting” story which combines fantasy with documentary-like filming techniques.
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It is the “dreamy, fairy-tale quality that meshes surprisingly well with the more violent aspects of this tale” that sets the film apart, one critic writes.