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African child solider drama 'War Witch' wins best film at Tribeca Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) ' The African child soldier drama "War Witch" has won best film and its 15-year-old star has earned best actress at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Tribeca announced its winners at a ceremony Thursday night, as the 11th annual edition of the New York festival winds down.
Montreal filmmaker Kim Nguyen shot "War Witch" in Congo, where his lead, Rachel Mwanza, was previously living on the streets. She earlier won best actress at the Berlin Film Festival.
Best actor was given to Dariel Arrechada and Javier Nunez Florian, who star in Lucy Mulloy's "Una Noche." The film is about Cuban teenagers who defect to Miami. That fiction became reality when Nunez Florian and another actor from the film, Analin de la Rua de la Torre, disappeared in Miami en route to Tribeca.