TROKOSI: WIFE OF THE GODS

TROKOSI: WIFE OF THE GODS

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1672
    Format: DVD

    Examines the West African religious institution of trokosi, where young women are chosen to serve an indefinite period of servitude for crimes committed long ago by their grandparents and even great-grandparents. The young women, some of them no more than children, perform domestic chores for the cult's priests and, as virgins, they must also submit sexually to the priests-thus becoming trokosi, or a wife of the gods--and have their children. The video features interviews with the young women as well as the priests and discusses the nature of the controversy surrounding the continuation of this practice today.

    Directed by Kofi Boateng
    1994, 25 minutes
    Purchase: $210 Classroom Rental: $50


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