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Title Barbara and her friends in Candombleland / filmmakers: Sylvie Timbert, Carmen Opopari
Published London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (58 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Summary In the divine Afro Brazilian cult Candomble is an initiation religion centred around possession. The filmmakers concentrate on children who introduce and guide us to this world. The children play at Candomble. Passing from simulation of the representation, the children touch on the possession dance. Many are eager to be possessed. The film explores what Candomble may offer them
Notes Previously released as DVD
This edition in Portuguese and English with English subtitles
Subject Documentary films -- Brazil -- São Paulo.
Candombleþ (Religion) -- Brazil -- São Paulo
São Paulo (Brazil) -- Religious life and customs.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Timbert, Sylvie
Opopari, Carmen