Tribeca Film has announced today that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Kim Nguyen‘s War Witch. The film was shot and takes place in the Congo, and tells the story of a young girl who is kidnapped and forced to become an African rebel. There’s no release date set, however expect to see War Witch in theaters and on VOD sometime in the first quarter of 2013. Hit the break for the trailer and full synopsis.
War Witch tells the story of Komona, a young girl whose life is anything but normal. Kidnapped by African rebels at the age of 12, Komona was forced at gunpoint to slaughter her own parents and fight as a child soldier against the government in the jungles. But Komona was no ordinary solider. Due to her ability to see gray ghosts in the trees that warn her of approaching enemies, she was deemed a sorceress and bestowed the title of War Witch by the supreme leader of the rebels, Great Tiger. War Witch exudes visceral energy and emotional power as Komona’s journey ultimately finds her in love with a fellow child soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda), but pregnant with another man’s child. Saddled with the reality that a life of normalcy is forever beyond her grasp, Komona must find a way to resolve the actions of her past.