Trokosi ("wife of the gods") is a traditional religious practice in Ghana and neighbouring countries whereby young virgin girls are made slaves to shrines for offenses allegedly committed by a member of their family
The bondage dates back to the 17 century and is practiced in Togo, Benin, and Nigeria, where it is believed to have originated.
The Trokosi system - a form of modern day slavery - is believed to be Ghana's most fundamental human rights problem today.
In June of 1998, the Criminal Code of 1960, Act 29 was amended to outlaw harmful traditional practices including the Trokosi system but these types of shrines remain in existence.
This film is dedicated to the plight of the Trokosi.
Sena is an innocent little girl in rural Ghana who one day dreams of becoming a nun. This dream is shattered when she is secretly sent off to a shire to atone for a crime that she did not commit . In the shire she suffers numerous atrocities and inhumanities. She is raped repeated by the priest and is force to work with out pay. She escapes and makes it back home only to be returned to the shrine out of fear of evil repercussions. Others attempts at escape are also not successful. When she gives birth to a daughter, who she names Sena she leaves her on the church steps with hopes that he daughter will have a better life than her.
(Music by Donald Quan)
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