Somwhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona is abducted by the rebel army, Great Tigers, at the age of 12. In the movie she tells her unborn child the story of her life since she has been at war. At age 15 – she gives birth.
War Witch is a strong movie telling an ever stronger story. Even though the story happens during the war, a time colored by blood, the movie turns it into a love story. Komona´s love for her unborn child is strong. She prays that she will have the strength to love her child, despite the circumstances he or she was conceived.
It is a movie that I did not plan on watching, but I am glad I did. Despite the seriousness of the movie theme, the movie will have you laughing before you know it. Upon departure, you´ll even smile, because it ended like it did.