The Cursed Ones, a Ghanaian film that tells a riveting story of a disillusioned reporter and a young reformed Pastor attempting to save the life of a child accused of witchcraft, is set to premiere on Christmas eve in Takoradi.
Based on true events, the film, which has won multiple awards, including four at the Golden Movie Awards, is a story that bothers on morality, corruption, and community in the heart of Africa.
It is directed by Nana Obiri Yeboah and produced jointly by Nicholas K. Lory and Davide De Stefano. The film was written by Maximilian Claussen and inspired by the BAFTA winning 2009 documentary, ‘Saving Africa’s Witch Children’.
SynopsisA series of misfortunes lead a West African village to accuse a young girl, Asabi (OPHELIA DZIDZORNU), of witchcraft. Their Pastor (FRED AMUGI) insists that salvation lies in her exorcism and death, using his compelling rhetoric to incite fear into the people and turn Asabi’s mother (AMA K ABEBRESE) against her own daughter.
Disillusioned reporter, Godwin (ORIS ERHUERO) finds himself swept up in the witch-hunt. With the help of a young school-teacher (JOSEPH OTSIMAN), he attempts to save Asabi’s life, fighting back against corruption and false prophets.
The film will debut at the Akroma Plaza auditorium in Takoradi on December 24 at exactly 5:00p.m where the audience will have the opportunity see the seasoned cast of the film to interact with them.
The premiering in the oil-city is set to be the curtain raiser for this year’s Christmas in Takoradi, that no one would want to miss.
By 3news.com| Ghana