This week’s episode of SXSW Presents features Allison Berg’s 2004 documentary feature Witches in Exile. Berg’s doc is a candid and disturbing portrait of a “witch village” in modern-day Ghana, West Africa. A place where women are sent when their purity is called into question, the witch camps themselves face public scrutiny and an ongoing debate about their value and purpose. In the middle of this discussion, are the women themselves, forced to live a life secluded from their families and homes. Allison Berg, an accomplished and award-winning nonfiction storyteller, has produced a compassionate and stirring look at this relatively unknown phenomenon.
Click here for more, and be sure to catch SXSW Presents: Witches in Exile on KLRU-TV in Austin, this Tuesday at 9 p.m.