The Cursed Ones, starring Oris Erhuero, Ama K. Abebrese, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Joseph Otsiman, Ophelia Dzidzornu,Rama Brew, David Dontoh, Fred Amugi, and more is set to premiere in London at the Hackney Picturehouse on the 6th November 2015 as part of the Film Africa Film Festival.
The Cursed Ones, directed by Nana Obiri Yeboah (a UK based-Ghanaian auteur), tells the story of two men who have the courage to fight back against corruption and false prophets. A disillusioned reporter and a young, reformed pastor attempt to save the life of a child accused of witchcraft by bravely fighting back against corruption and false prophets.
After a series of tragic events, a small, West-African village turns to their preacher, Pastor Uchebo, for help. Uchebo blames the events on the presence of a witch in the village. Meanwhile, a middle-aged reporter called Godwin arrives to write a puff piece on a local festival. It is not long before Godwin notices that something is amiss in the village.
A young girl, Asabi, is accused of being a witch. Godwin and a local school teacher,John Moses, attempt to defend the girl. They soon comes up against Pastor Ucheboand discover just how powerful his rhetoric can be.