To Serve The Gods 1982

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Director Film To Serve The Gods 1982
Karen Kramer

To Serve The Gods 1982
Karen Kramer
Documentary [R]
33 minutes

This documentary is about the beliefs, rituals and performances of a week-long ceremony given by a Haitian family in honor of its ancestral spirits. We are told at the outset of the film that this sevis loua only occurs every twenty to thirty years. This particular service takes place in a rural community in southern Haiti, on family land, where relatives have gathered to propitiate gods inherited by their ancestors.

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