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The soul eaters [videorecording] / a Witness production ; writer & producer, Stephanie Lucas.

Publication:
New York : Witness, c1999, c2001.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videocassette (8 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
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Subjects:
Women -- Burkina Faso -- Social conditions.
Witchcraft -- Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso -- Social life and customs.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Language:
In English and French with English subtitles and intertitles.
System Details:
VHS - NTSC.
Summary:
"The Soul Eaters examines the challenges facing women in Western Africa, who are held responsible for unexplained deaths in their communities, and are accused of engaging in witchcraft and sorcery. In Burkina Faso, a "soul eater" is typically a woman who is past child bearing age, someone who may not have children, or someone who exhibits behavior that is somehow 'socially unacceptable'. Driven from their villages, often with no place to go, these women are marginalized from society, and many are unable to ever return to their homes."--Witness website.
Participant:
Narrator, Véronique Pierre.
Credits:
Editor, Sandrine Isambert ; translator, Roger M. Bia ; cinematography, Rigobert Sanon.
Contributor:
Lucas, Stephanie. , Producer, Director
Pierre, Véronique. , Narrator
Witness (Project) , Producer, Distributor
OCLC:
49778951