To serve the gods

To Serve the Gods 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 co...

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Main Author: Lowenthal, Ira P.
Other Authors: Kramer, Karen
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Watertown (Mass.) Documentary Educational Resources (DER) 1982, 1982
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:To Serve the Gods 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
Item Description:Previously released on DVD.. - Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 3, 2011). - Filmed in Haiti
Physical Description:1 online resource (33 min.)