The Necessary Evil
Short Film on
faith & power
The Necessary Evil is a short movie filmed in Congo DR. The purpose of the movie is to question faith, religion and power in the context of independent protestant churches in Congo DR. In a mostly christian country, where 90% of the population attends weekly service, the spread of these cults has known a steady rise in the last 20 years. Their self proclaimed leaders claim to have received god’s powers and to perform his will. In exchange for power and money, they claim to be able to fulfil miracles, to protect from the bad, ensure salvation and perform mystic healing.
This movie questions faith while looking at the power dynamic between pastors and believers.