Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
“A totally compelling piece of cinema which has the gut-wrenching tension and dread of a horror movie, while offering considered insights into how such a tragedy occurred.”
Calum Henderson, New Zealand Herald
In October 2007, 22-year-old Janet Moses died during a Makutu lifting in Wellington. Using a blend of interviews and reenactments, Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses lifts the veil of secrecy on what became known as "The Wainuiomata exorcism", to reveal the extra-ordinary true story of how both love and fear could drive a New Zealand family to unwittingly kill one of their own.
Director: David Stubbs
Producers: David Stubbs & Thomas Robins
Screenwriter: David Stubbs
Cast: Kura Forrester, William Davis, Tina Cook, Hariata Moriarty
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Festivals: New Zealand International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest (USA), Hawaii Film Festival, Imagine Film Festival (Netherlands)
Awards: David Stubbs, Best Documentary Director, 2017 Moa Awards (NZ)
Running Time: 89 mins