Dear Pam, John, Vincho, Dorinda, and All,
Immense thanks for your response, Pam, and I am ccing John Dada of the Fantsuam Foundation in Nigeria, as well as Vincho Nchogu, the filmmaker, and Dorinda Moreno of Fuerza Mundial, Elders of 4 Colors 4 Directions, and Hitec Aztec Collaborations/ FM Global. Dorinda is involved with an activist in Nigeria who is trying to address the poisons caused by oil exploration, which badly affect lands and communities in parts of Nigeria. This surely includes women, so there may be some connections to explore between all of you, related to the posting about a new project that addresses MDG #5, with a focus on maternal health and women.
Pam, I do think this film is Kenya-focused, but Vincho and others of us are aware about the terrible situation in Nigeria, not only with adults of accused of witchcraft, but even moreso children accused of being witches, as you yourself mention.
John, bravo for your courageous and important work, and I myself would like to hear more on this topic, and in particular about your work on it. I'm sure Vincho would too.
With greatest thanks again and deep appreciation for your courage and caring, Janet
From: Pamela McLean
Sent: Mar 7, 2010 11:43 AM
To: holistichelping@ yahoogroups. com, vision.asili@ gmail.com
Subject: Re: [holistichelping] Film on Witch-Hunting in Kisii, W. Kenya: Please Send Info, Links, and Updates
Are you only interested in Western Kenya regarding witch hunting, or are other locations also of concern?
My collegue John Dada is working to support people (mainly children, but also old people) who are accused of being witches in and around the area where he lives and works in North Central Nigeria. I can send you further information if you are interested, and introduce you to him.
Dadamac Ltd - Knowledge Brokers
On 6 March 2010 21:56, Janet Feldman <kaippg@earthlink. net>
Dear Activists, Lawyers, Journalists and Community Members,
I am a Kenyan filmmaker working on a feature length documentary on witch-hunting in western Kenya. If you have received this email, then it means at one point, in one way or another, you were affected or concerned by the situation.
In order to make a comprehensive film documentary, I need to hear from all of you, including your experiences and actions, how the situation is now, and also if you would contribute to the film in any way that you deem fit.
Feel free to forward me links, written material, and still photographs on this subject. I am also profiling different families that have been victims of witch hunting. If you are one or know anyone who is, please send me their contacts.