Thursday Movie Night - White Potion
Thu, Sep 21. 4:00PM - 7:30PM
Goethe-Institut Tanzania 63 Alykhan Road, Upanga Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
by Ash Mswaki, Tanzania/Turkey, 2016, 78 minutes
Unlike European witchcraft, which tends to focus on the idea of demons and evil spirits, African witchcraft is focused on the concept
of magic and spells. Witch doctors in Africa believe they can, through various potions and practices, influence the future of a person’s
life - either for good or evil. This gives them great influence among those in their community. Witches believe that albino body parts have mystical, magical properties. They use these body parts to make potions and cast spells that allegedly make people wealthy and prosperous.