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474 Ratings

War Witch


Directed by Kim Nguyen
Canada, 2012


Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona a 14-year-old girl tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

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War Witch Directed by Kim Nguyen

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2012 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

2012 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Academy Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Independent Spirit Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best International Film

Critics reviews

A firm refusal of the charge that Canadian filmmaking is unable to see much farther than its own backyard, Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle tackles a complex sociopolitical situation without reducing it to easy lessons learned.
September 01, 2012
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