Part of "The Call of Africa" series. Women form the backbone of sub-Saharan Africa and consistently exert some measure of control alongside men, whether it is as a local ruler, a witch, an activist, a wage earner, a laborer, or a caregiver. Examines female, male, and mixed power structures, with a focus on the Bijagós Islands, Mali, and Ghana. NOTE: Contains nudity. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.