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The African Witchfinder

Posted: 3rd February 2016

Following on the success of last years “Do You Own The Dancefloor?” documentary feature, Heehaw continue to develop their slate of original content with their latest project. Entitled “The African Witchfinder”, the Heehaw film crew are travelling to Namibia for a 2 ½ week shoot, travelling 7000km around the country and meeting many communities along the way. Here is the films synopsis:

65yr old Berrie is a pastor in Namibia. A self taught specialist in African witchcraft, he travels to a bush community where a woman, believed possessed, has been chained to a tree for 25 years. Diagnosing her with dementia, he begins a campaign for the freedom of the mentally ill and to prevent more people from being drugged, chained or murdered. Yet Berrie is facing a deadly mix of ancient culture, superstition, and a lack of education that reaches across the African continent. With the odds stacked against him Berrie begins a 8000km journey to raise awareness and fight for change.

Managing Director Mally Graveson commented: “This year will be a big one for us, and this project will be a part of that. We’re striking a balance between our client work and our original content, and projects such as this one allow us to expand on our skills as filmmakers and storytellers, which in turn flows back to what we can offer our clients”.

Namibia, Photo Credit: Lonely Planet

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