Mwansa the Great

Mwansa the Great tells the story of an eight-year-old boy who aspires to be a hero and embarks on a journey to prove his greatness – with unexpected consequences. A gracefully shot film that is universal in its exploration of childhood and the power of the imagination.

Rungano Nyoni was born in Lusaka, Zambia and grew up in Wales. She made her first short film, Listen, in 2009 before Mwansa hit the festival circuit, winning many awards. Her first feature film, I Am Not A Witch, had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was critically acclaimed.

Fiction Shorts

Directed by: Rungano Nyoni


Released: 2011


South Africa


Language(s): English

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