Reel Women: Episode 1: The Witches of Gambaga (interview with Yaba Badoe) Fri, 2012-06-29 17:35

Directed by British-Ghanaian filmmaker Yaba Badoe, The Witches of Gambaga is an explicitly ‘feminist’ documentary about women in Northern Ghana who have been exiled from their communities following accusations of witchcraft. Sarah Marie Swanson discusses how the film portrays the difficult subject of witchcraft belief. With extracts from an interview Swanson conducted with Badoe, this podcast looks critically at the documentary’s style and content, and at audience reactions to it. This is the first episode in Swanson’s series Reel Women, which looks at the portrayal of women in a variety of films set on the African continent.