Mengi Mengi Film Club returns with I AM NOT A WITCH (2017) by Director Rungano Nyoni (Zambia) and 318 (2019) by Director John ‘JJ’ Jumbi. Exploitation is the name of the game as a girl becomes a tethered member of a witches’ camp and an oppressed populace seeks to fight a tyrannical system. I AM NOT A WITCH is unflinching in its gaze at the cruelty that can be visited upon women and girls while 318 bravely takes the audience behind the curtain to expose how power operates.
Free entry. Limited seating. Screening starts promptly at 1PM.
JJ is a film and theatre writer/director with a passion for telling African stories from an African perspective. Working in Nairobi, Kenya, he leads Chatterbox, a theatre and film production house. He has written and directed several award-winning projects such as the stage play Lwanda Rockman, and the short films Wakamba Forever and 318. His latest film project was the crime web series Wembe Squad and he is set to release his debut feature film in 2023.
SUPA MODO is available to watch on Netflix.
The film was my first feature film project as a screenwriter. It accrued 44 awards and nominations and was Kenya’s submission to the 91st Academy Awards