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‘How do you not just set everything on fire?': A film about a Zambian family's dark past sets Cannes ablaze

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Film About Family Secrets and Abuse Premieres at Cannes Festival #

A film titled ‘On Becoming a Guinea Fowl’ by an acclaimed filmmaker from Zambia debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie explores the themes of family secrets, injustice, and abuse. The protagonist, Shula, returns to her home country after living abroad and discovers her uncle’s sudden death, uncovering a history of abuse within her family. The film tackles the difficulty of speaking out and the impact of silence in the face of trauma. ‘On Becoming a Guinea Fowl’ offers a surreal and poetic portrayal of these challenging themes.