The Old Ways

For the month of November, we are exploring indigenous stories.  

On this episode, we are discussing 2020’s exorcism movie, The Old Ways

Cristina Lopez, a Mexican-American reporter, goes to her ancestral homeland of Veracruz for a story on witchcraft and faith healers.  Cristina is quickly kidnapped by locals who claim that she is possessed by a demon and they must exorcise her before they can set her free.

 

Where to watch it: Netflix

 

Info of Movie/Film/Short

  • Directed by Christopher Alender
  • Written by Marcos Gabriel
  • Stars: Brigitte Kali Canales as our protagonist, Cristina | Andrea Cortés as Cristina’s estranged cousin, Miranda | ulia Vera as the bruja, Luz | Sal Lopez as Javi

 

Resources:

The Old Ways: La Boca, Postehki, Brujas, and the Real Cueva del Diablo in Mexico

Here’s Why the Aztec Death Whistle is Mexico’s Most Terrifying Musical Instrument

 

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