© 2002/L. Pourchez - UMR 8575 APSONAT CNRS/MNHN

Feeding the spirits

Service malgache

Reference

1077

Duration

00:30:00

Production year

2002

Versions

Original material

SD
4/3
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Laurence POURCHEZ

Summary

On the island of Réunion, inhabitants of Malagasy origin perform a ceremony in honor of their family's ancestors twice a year. The ritual in this film takes place at the home of Madame Sautron, a soothsayer-healer.

The film follows the four stages of the ceremony, which lasts for 24 hours in all.

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