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Witches in exile

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  • "In parts of Ghana, women accused of witchcraft are the subject of vigilante violence. Many alleged witches are beaten and then exiled to remote camps. Allison Berg interviews various women sentenced to the Kukuo Witches Camp, an isolated community where the living conditions are primitive, and the residents, mostly middle-aged or older women, struggle to survive."
  • ""'Witches in Exile' introduces us to four women who have taken refuge in the Kukuo witches' camp and who represent a cross section of the 'witch' population of Northern Ghana today. It leads us on a step by step journey on how a woman becomes stigmatized as a 'witch.'" --DVD container"
  • ""From Tanzania and Zambia to Ivory Coast and Ghana, belief in witchcraft continues to terrorize women. In Northern Ghana alone there are estimated to be more than 5000 'witches' confined to 'witches' villages'--part sanctuaries, part prison camps. [This film] introduces us to five women who have taken refuge in the Kukuo witches' camp and who represent a cross section of the 'witch' population of Northern Ghana today. It leads us on a step by step journey on how a woman becomes stigmatized as a 'witch.' [The film] makes clear that one cannot successfully attack a phenomenon like witches' camps in isolation but must see them as part of a wider set of beliefs designed to condemn women (especially older women who have lost their economic usefulness) to expendable status in society. The film traces the complex intersection of anthropology, political science and economics, which must come together in any strategy for liberating women in Africa."--Container."
  • "In Ghana, women accused of witchcraft are torn from their families and banished to isolated "witch villages." This film follows accused witches through their daily struggle to survive in the Kukuo Witches Camp in Northern Ghana."
  • ""'Witches in Exile' introduces us to four women who have taken refuge in the Kukuo witches' camp and who represent a cross section of the 'witch' population of Northern Ghana today. It leads us on a step by step journey on how a woman becomes stigmatized as a 'witch'" --Container."

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  • "Documentary films"
  • "Feature films."
  • "Nonfiction films."
  • "Documentary films."

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  • "Witches in exile"
  • "Witches in exile /"