Papua New Guinea: Bush Knives and Black Magic

Channel 4

Unreported World

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Unreported World travels to Papua New Guniea, where reporter Ramita Navai and director Katherine Churcher investigate the brutal phenomenon of witch hunting that is undergoing a dramatic resurgence in one of the most isolated places on earth.

Victims are burnt at the stake; stoned; slashed and even buried alive. Nearly all of the victims are women, and their attackers are rarely punished.

"A tantalisingly brief visit to the wild, mountainous interior of a country where, we are told ominously, witch-hunts are undergoing a massive resurgence"
- The Observer

"You don't see this on Tribe"
- The Times

First Broadcast

May 8, 2009



Producer Director

Katherine Churcher


Ramita Navai

Executive Producer

Eamonn Matthews


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