Reel Causes is the proud community sponsor of the Vancouver International Film Festival 2012 and co-presentor for 2 screenings of Rebelle.
Winner: Special Jury Prize,Best Actress (Berlin 2012)
Winner: Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress (Tribeca 2012)
Canadian Entry: Best Foreign Language Film (2012 Academy Awards)
Winner, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress, Tribeca 2012, Best Actress, Berlin 2012.
Sep 30 – 6:30pm Empire Granville 7 • Oct 7 – 1:30pm Vancity Theatre
SYNOPSIS: 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.
Kim Nguyen – Director
VIFF has a strong history of presenting excellent, relevant, cause-related documentaries during the 16-day International Festival and throughout the year at the Vancity Theatre. Sharing the understanding that film has an incredible power to enlighten, inspire and to stimulate action, VIFF is excited to support this worthwhile endeavor.