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Banishing the Devil

This year, the Imagine Film Festival will be visited by a genuine exorcist, who will explain why banishing the devil is not just something from a distant past or horror movies. During Q&A’s before and after the Italian documentary Liberami, which follows a 77-year-old priest during his daily exorcism rituals, he will talk extensively about the practice of exorcism in The Netherlands. 

For most of us, possession and exorcism are relics from a distant past or something we know from horror films. That banishing the devil is not only still happening but also an integral part of religious practice, is evident in the Italian documentary Liberami, which follows a 77-year-old priest in his daily exorcism rituals. A very special guest this evening is a clergyman who performs exorcisms for the diocese of Amsterdam-Haarlem. In Q&A's before and after the screening, he will talk extensively about the practice of exorcism in The Netherlands. The evening will be closed by the New Zealand documentary Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses, about the tragic death of a possessed Maori woman.