This is the first comprehensive documentary of disabled people in Ghana that I have ever seen. I think Sophie Morgan and her team did excellently capturing the realities that are usually forgotten/hidden.
50:29 – I found the attitude of Mr Denis Secretary of the National Council for People with Disability very promising. To begin with he admitted the council has done nothing to stop the abuse of disabled people – that to me is incredible as often government officials are quick to deny the obvious.
27:31 – Watching Sheriff talking here is a heart breaker, such an articulate young man condemned to be chained because parents thought he had mental health issues.
19:23 – This is true of churches, too much secrecy. A sister who had to take her husband to a church due to mental illness in Nigeria gave detailed information of treatment, usually is chained up and plenty of valium.
41:39 – I have heard this before but to boast of being the one that kills off the disabled kids leaves more question than answer.
45:00 – Not all grim thank goodness centres such as Physically Challenged Action Foundation at Kumasi and Rehabilitation Centre existed to help and give hope to many whose family/community have lost hope on them.
This is all filmed in Ghana, if Ghana is 25 million people, imagine what to uncover in Nigeria Miracle mountains/Witch doctors/Islamic for health centres?
Many thanks Sophie for a raising awareness and for helping.
Sophie is taking a step further to help raise fund to help some of the people in this appalling condition, Here