Gushegu Exile

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52 minutes / Colour / 2017
Directed by
Emil Nørgaard Munk

Country of production Denmark

In the shadow of a tree Salamatu separates pebbles from the beans she has found at the local market square. Nighttime is coming and her children are hungry. Gmanun is packing 14 years of life in bags and preparing to go home and Maate is controlling the local water pump with an iron fist. In Gushegu 100 women live in exile. They have been expelled from their villages because of witchcraft accusations. As years go by, the women become old and weak, and some are allowed to return home. However, years of separations from their families makes the repatriation challenging.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest

Language and subtitles English Other

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