A series of misfortunes lead a West African village to accuse a young girl, Asabi (Ophelia Dzidzornu), of witchcraft. Their pastor insists that salvation rests in her exorcism and death, and uses his compelling rhetoric to incite fear into the people and to turn Asabi’s mother (Ama K. Abebrese) against her own daughter. Disillusioned reporter Godwin (Oris Erhuero) finds himself swept up in the witch hunt, and with the help of a young schoolteacher, he attempts to save Asabi’s life, fighting back against corruption and false prophets. Based on true events, The Cursed Ones is a story of morality, corruption, and community in the heart of Africa.
Q&A with actor Jimmy Jean-Louis and producer Nicholas Lory on 5/5
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