The Witches of Gambaga | A documentary film by Yaba Badoe

The Witches of Gambaga | A documentary film by Yaba Badoe

A film by Yaba Badoe 2013-05-08T14:52:14Z /feed/atom/ Yaba Badoe /?p=885 2013-05-08T14:52:14Z 2013-05-08T14:47:19Z

[more]]]>Here’s an old review of The Witches of Gambaga I’ve just come across. It’s well worth a read because the blogger has visited Gambaga and antagonised the chief while she was there!

Thanks for the great review planet dissi


0 Yaba Badoe /?p=875 2013-04-25T16:45:04Z 2013-04-25T16:26:44Z

[more]]]>It seems one of the motives behind the recent spate of ‘witch’ burnings in Papua New Guinea is a desire to usurp women from their land.

This article in the New York Times is very enlightening:


0 Yaba Badoe /?p=860 2012-11-21T17:25:24Z 2012-11-21T17:25:24Z

[more]]]>I’ve just returned to London after attending Afrikamera in Berlin. The theme of this year’s festival was women in front and behind the camera. Here’s a report on the festival by African-American academic, Beti Ellerson:


0 Yaba Badoe /?p=865 2012-04-19T13:06:15Z 2012-04-19T13:00:30Z

[more]]]>Here’s an interview with Collective Eye, the new distributors of DVDs of The Witches of Gambaga in the USA


0 Yaba Badoe /?p=852 2012-04-05T11:32:51Z 2012-04-05T11:32:51Z

[more]]]>Check out these incredible photos of ‘witches’ at the Gambaga camp and Kpatinga taken by Ghanaian photographer, Nyani Quarmyne. They are very good indeed.]]>

0 Yaba Badoe /?p=841 2012-03-22T14:20:39Z 2012-03-22T14:20:39Z

[more]]]>I was invited to show The Witches of Gambaga at a Women’s Things seminar in Orkney to celebrate International Women’s Day. I had a great time with my old school friend, now county archeoleogist  of Orkney, Julie Gibson, who organised the seminar. About 50 of us spent the day mulling over folk tales – From Goddess to Witch: the Declining Fortunes of Women in Orkney Folk Tradition, women magicians and shamans among the Vikings and then Orkney Witchcraft Trails of the 17th century.  A veritable feast of gender and justice over the ages! Below is a link to Radio Orkney’s feature on the seminar. It’s the second item in:


0 Yaba Badoe /?p=830 2012-03-09T15:16:19Z 2012-03-09T15:16:19Z

[more]]]>Amina Mama will be presenting and  discussing The Witches of Gambaga  at  the Museum of the African Diaspora,  San Francisco on Saturday 10th March at 10am.]]>

0 Yaba Badoe /?p=822 2012-02-20T17:44:36Z 2012-02-20T17:44:36Z

[more]]]> Fantastic news! The Witches of Gambaga has just been short-listed for the One World Media 2012 Documentary Award!

  Check out the website:


0 Yaba Badoe /?p=817 2012-01-25T16:02:22Z 2012-01-25T16:02:22Z

[more]]]>Here’s an interesting review of  The Witches of Gambaga by Kathy Stewart.

I was a keynote speaker at the conference on Women and Film in Africa, which was held at the University of Westminster at the end of last year.


0 Yaba Badoe /?p=813 2012-01-23T11:23:15Z 2012-01-23T11:23:15Z

[more]]]>The screening of the Witches of Gambaga at the British Film Institute on Saturday afternoon was fantastic. The documentary played to a full house and ‘Delwande’, a film from Burkino Faso about a woman accused of witchcraft that followed the screening, made for a great programme and an excellent discussion afterwards. Thank you every one who came and made the afternoon such a success.]]>