• GIBSONS Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, MONDAYS at 7:30pm, doors at 7pm
• SECHELT Sechelt Seniors' Centre, SUNDAYS at 2pm.
• Membership required. Tickets are $5, $9 for single-event members; see admission for details.
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Archive of films from previous programs.
GIBSONS September 28
Canada 2012, 90 min, drama. French with English subtitles.
Director: Kim Nguyen
Komona, a 14 year old girl, tells her unborn child the story of how she became a rebel. It all began when she was 12; kidnapped by the rebel army, she was forced to carry a AK 47 and kill. Her only escape and friend is magician, a 15 year old boy who wants to marry her. Despite the horrors and daily grind of war, Komona and Magician fall in love.
They thought they had escaped the war, but fate decided otherwise. In order to survive, Komona will need to return to where she came from and make amends with her past. Around them, war rages on….
A tale set in Sub-Saharan Africa, WAR WITCH is a love story between two young souls caught in a violent world yet filled with beauty and magic.
This film was Canada’s 2013 Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film.
War Witch. Interview with Kim Nguyen and Rachel Mwanza CBC News Montreal, April 19, 2012.
Review: War Witch. Review by Leslie Felperin in Variety, February 2012.
Rebelle: Far more than a war film. Review by Guy Dixon in The Globe and Mail, February 2012.
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