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Director: Carol Mayes

Writer(s): Carol Mayes

Starring: Isaiah Washington, Regina King, Jenifer Lewis, Ellis E. Williams, Rodger Lee, Recoe Walker, Sadiki

Synopsis: When Iris confides in her neighbor Carmen that she suspects her husband of cheating, Carmen suggests several voodoo rituals to help Iris keep her man. Just as it is revealed that Carmen is the other woman, her magic over Wendel wanes. Carmen tries to seduce Wendel one last time, only to realize that her love potion isn’t as strong as the love that Carmen and Wendel share.

Release Date: June 01, 1998 (USA)| Length: 25 min | Genre: Short | MPAA Rating: NR

Note(s):

  • Part of the Lifetime Women’s Film Festival.
  • Mayes won the Essence Magazine’s National Short Story Contest in 1991 with “Just Insurance,” from which she adopted the short film Rituals.
  • 1999 Toronto International Film Festival (Planet Africa)
  • Hollywood Black Film Festival Finalists

*This film is not technically lost, but I found no trailer, film or stills from the movie. I was able to find an extended synopsis. When I find more info I will update.

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