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Title Daba, Na shaman
Published London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 1999
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (40 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Summary After more than a quarter of a century without any form of religious ceremony, the Na, an ethnic group living on the Himalayan plateau, began openly practising their religion again in the early 1990s. Their priests are called daba. Among the few old shamans who are still living today, Dafa Luzo is the most remarkable. As the main character in the film, we see him looking after his farm and his family, as well as performing rituals to expel all unclean spirits and demons and honour the ancestors. His main worry, and his greatest hope, is to make sure his knowledge is safely handed down to the next generation
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in English and an undetermined language with English subtitles
Subject Shamans -- Himalaya Mountains Region.
Naxi (Chinese people)
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Hua, Cai, director, producer