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War Witch

β€œWhen we take the magic milk from the tree, we can see things. We see ghosts all over. When I see the ghosts it helps me do the job, because I see the ghosts. I don’t see the red meat leaking red on the ground. All I see are the ghosts that walk in the forest. There are many, many ghosts here, You wouldn’t believe. Too many ghosts. Even when I sleep, I see ghosts inside my head.”

This film is told from the perspective of one young African girl’s journey to reclaim her life in the face of war and sexual assault and it looks visually stunning while doing it.Β 

Primarily filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, War Witch is a 2012 drama written & directed by Kim Nguyen.