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Defunto, People of the Spirits

1 x 52'

Defunto, People of the Spirits - French Version


Maria Amelia, of the Defunto people, lives in the Guinea Bissau archipelago, a former Portuguese colony in North-West Africa.
She is twenty years old. A young man has just died. The local priest designates Maria to lead the funeral ceremony that will free his soul for eternity. She is dressed like a man, with red trousers and a helmet.
During the ritual, she hammers the ground with her bare feet, interpreting the "dance of dead children.

4:3 - SD
Social/Human Stories
Year of Production
Tag Words
Africa - Tribe