War Witch is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Kim Nguyen. During a civil war in sub-Saharan Africa, a 12 year old girl named Komona is abducted by rebel forces to become a child soldier.
She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind.
War Witch was primarily filmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars and an Indie Spirit Award. The film was in competition for the Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival and at Berlin, Rachel Mwanza won the Silver Bear for Best Actress. She also won the award for Best Actress at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
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