Balinese requiem

In a Balinese village, families go to great trouble and expense for their extravagant cremation ceremony. They provide special food for mourners and offerings for the deceased. A shadow pupped show is performed, inheritances and distributed and musical processions of mourners walk the streets. The b...

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Main Author: Omori, Yasuhiro
Corporate Authors: Documentary Educational Resources (Firm), Kokuritsu Minzokugaku Hakubutsukan
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Watertown, MA Documentary Educational Resources 2007, 2007
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In a Balinese village, families go to great trouble and expense for their extravagant cremation ceremony. They provide special food for mourners and offerings for the deceased. A shadow pupped show is performed, inheritances and distributed and musical processions of mourners walk the streets. The bones of the dead are uncovered, washed and arranged for cremation with accompanying prayer rites. During cremation, the village is filled with smoke from pyres shaped like bulls, as the souls of the dead are cleansed of impurity, then sent out to sea to continue their journey to heaven. The film documents and explains the intricacies of these funeral rites and Balinese-Hindu beliefs about death
Item Description:Documentary filmed in 1988 and originally released in 1992
Physical Description:1 streaming video (63 min.)