The Witches of Gambaga | A documentary film by Yaba Badoe » BlogSomething new, something old!Witch burning in Papua New GuineaAfrikamyra 2012 BerlinCollective Eye interviewGreat photosWomen’s Things – OrkneyMuseum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, March 102012 One World Media AwardsWomen and Film in AfricaThe Witches of Gambaga at the BFI, London
A film by Yaba Badoe Wed, 08 May 2013 14:52:14 +0000 en hourly 1 /2013/05/something-new-something-old/ /2013/05/something-new-something-old/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 14:47:19 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=885 [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
]]> /2013/05/something-new-something-old/feed/ 0 /2013/04/witch-burning-in-papua-new-guinea/ /2013/04/witch-burning-in-papua-new-guinea/#comments Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:26:44 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=875 [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:
]]> /2013/04/witch-burning-in-papua-new-guinea/feed/ 0 /2012/11/afrikamyra-2012-berlin/ /2012/11/afrikamyra-2012-berlin/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:25:24 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=860 [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:
]]> /2012/11/afrikamyra-2012-berlin/feed/ 0 /2012/04/collective-eye-interview-2/ /2012/04/collective-eye-interview-2/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:00:30 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=865 [more]]]> Here’s an interview with Collective Eye, the new distributors of DVDs of The Witches of Gambaga in the USA
]]> /2012/04/collective-eye-interview-2/feed/ 0 /2012/04/great-photos/ /2012/04/great-photos/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:32:51 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=852 [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.
http://nyani.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Witch/G0000ZcShI8re9l4/I0000_iDhWlA1XyA]]> /2012/04/great-photos/feed/ 0 /2012/03/womens-things-orkney/ /2012/03/womens-things-orkney/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:20:39 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=841 [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:
]]> /2012/03/womens-things-orkney/feed/ 0 /2012/03/museum-of-the-african-diaspora-san-francisco-march-10/ /2012/03/museum-of-the-african-diaspora-san-francisco-march-10/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 15:16:19 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=830 [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.
http://www.moadsf.org/visit/calendar.html]]> /2012/03/museum-of-the-african-diaspora-san-francisco-march-10/feed/ 0 /2012/02/2012-one-world-media-awards/ /2012/02/2012-one-world-media-awards/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:44:36 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=822 [more]]]> Fantastic news! The Witches of Gambaga has just been short-listed for the One World Media 2012 Documentary Award!
Check out the website: http://oneworldmedia.org.uk/awards/shortlist
]]> /2012/02/2012-one-world-media-awards/feed/ 0 /2012/01/women-and-film-in-africa/ /2012/01/women-and-film-in-africa/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:02:22 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=817 [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.
]]> /2012/01/women-and-film-in-africa/feed/ 0 /2012/01/the-witches-of-gambaga-at-the-bfi-london/ /2012/01/the-witches-of-gambaga-at-the-bfi-london/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:23:15 +0000 Yaba Badoe /?p=813 [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.]]> /2012/01/the-witches-of-gambaga-at-the-bfi-london/feed/ 0