A Film by Zoe Young with Saskia Evans and Andrea Cuadrado. "I don’t want to be here. Somebody decided I was a witch. Now my heart is dead – what I used to know, I don’t know any more…" Yadu Masam, Ngani ‘Witches’ Camp’, Ghana, 2010. What becomes of women accused of witchcraft? Who can stop the burning? How to educate the ignorant, heal the fearful and end the isolation and abuse of some of vulnerable people? In many parts of the world, magic and spirits are everywhere. One consequence is that ...
The witchcraze of early modern Europe was a horrifying phenomenon - and now something similar is happening in parts of Africa - people accused of evil magic are persecuted, driven from their communities and even killed. Zoe Young today explains: who is targetted? What fuels the craze? What do people do to an accused 'witch'? ;
27th August 2010, Zoe Young and Saskia Evans leave London for Accra to make a film for the SOSYWEN women and youth empowerment network. . SOSYWEN work to prevent the extreme abuse of women accused of witchcraft, who find refuge in 'witch camps' around Yendi and Tamale in the north of Ghana. Besides the gear needed to make the film, they are carrying a huge bag of bras collected by Zoe's niece Isabel Adomakoh Young, to donate to the women of the 'witch camps'.
Wayland died in May 2009. He was a fine man, much loved, and mourned. The service was held in Christ Church Spitalfields, London on 12th December 2009.
Wayland Young/Lord Kennet was patron of Forward, Safeguarding Rights and Dignity, against female genital mutilation. http://www.forwarduk.org.uk/key-issues/fgm
At Christ Church Spitalfields, London, 12th December 2009
Wayland Young's Memorial at Christ Church Spitalfields, 12th December 2009
in Christ Church Spitalfields, East London, 12th December 2009