Pakorpa Susangho’ (Widow’s Cry) is an exploration of how corruption impacts on widows in the Upper East region of Ghana. This participatory video was devised and shot by ten widows from Kulbia, on the outskirts of Bolgatanga, using cutting-edge production techniques and equipment (including iPads as powerful video cameras). The filmmakers, whose ages range from 29 to 60, lack any formal education yet learned to operate the equipment with confidence and skill during a series of participatory video workshops packed with fun games and exercises. The project was facilitated by InsightShare (www.insightshare.org) in partnership with the Ghana Integrity Initiative (www.tighana.org) and the Widows & Orphans Movement (www.womghana.org). It is part of the Land and Corruption in Africa programme delivered by Transparency International (www.transparency.org) with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ).
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