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‘War Witch’ actress bound from Congo to Oscars

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More news about far-flung Oscar travel: 16-year-old Rachel Mwanza,
star of Oscar-nominated foreign-language film “War Witch,” has been
granted a visa to travel from the Congo and will attend awards shows
including Saturday’s Indie Spirits and Sunday’s Oscars.

“We
are beyond thrilled and relieved that the governments in the U.S., Canada, and
the DRC will allow Rachel entry so she can celebrate the film’s many
accomplishments with us,” said “War Witch” director Kim Nguyen.  “Rachel’s story is
truly a Cinderella tale — abandoned by her family and living on the streets as
a child, her life has been transformed by the making of the film.  To have
her journey end on the red carpet is beyond anything she could have dreamed
of.” 

Representing Canada at the Oscars, “War Witch” also has 12 noms for the March 3 Canadian Screen Awards and nine for Quebec’s Jutra on March 17.

 

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