Parts of Papua New Guinea continue to grapple with violence related to sanguma, black magic or sorcery. Deaths in villages are often blamed on people accused of sorcery, who are tortured or murdered. Now an Oxfam-backed organisation is tackling the problem by providing support to survivors of violence and to the local police to prevent incidents.
A short documentary produced for The Guardian Australia on Sanguma and the sorcery-related violence in Papua New Guinea alongside Pacific Editor Kate Lyons and Oxfam. I was given raw, ungraded rushes and constructed this story from the interviews provided in pidgin and English.
The original article on The Guardian can be found here.