WITCH: We Intend to Cause Havoc

UK 12 Certificate
In cinemas
July 2, 2021
Buy it from
July 2, 2021
1 Hour 29 Minutes
From Bulldog Distribution
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The film follows the twenty-first century formation of WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) Zambia’s most popular rock band of the 1970s and leaders of the ground-breaking ‘Zamrock’ movement. Lead singer, Jagari, whose name is an Africanisation of Mick Jagger's, guides us through the band’s awakening to the sounds of the The Rolling Stones and the British Invasion bands of the 60s, which would see Jagari and the band develop their own unique blend of heavy psychedelic rock and African rhythms taking them to the pinnacle of Zambia’s music scene.

After an arrest, prison sentence and religious conversion Jagari ends up leading the quiet life of a countryside quartz miner until a reunion and performances in front of adoring crowds on his first ever European tour, 40 years after his last album was released.

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August 1, 2021

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