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Genre Drama
Running Time 90 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Mar 1, 2013
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War Witch (Rebelle)

Komona is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions, and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician. Together, they manage to escape the rebels' clutches, and a normal life finally seems within reach. But after their freedom proves short-lived, Komona realizes she must find a way to bury… Show more

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3/28/2013 - Boston.com - Ty Burr

The opening moments of “War Witch” plunge us straight into the inferno. A band of rebel soldiers assaults a remote village in central Africa, searching for child conscripts for their army. They grab a 12-year-old named Komona (Rachel Mwanza), stick a rifle in her hands, and order her to kill her parents. If she refuses, they’ll do the job with machetes. The girl’s father gazes at her and silently gives his permission.

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