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To serve the gods

Author: Ira P Lowenthal; Karen Kramer
Publisher: Watertown (Mass.) : Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1982.
Series: Ethnographic video online.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encoded moving images
Documentary
Music
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ira P Lowenthal; Karen Kramer
OCLC Number: 773797926
Language Note: English.
Notes: Previously released on DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed Nov. 3, 2011).
Credits: Director, Karen Kramer ; anthropologist, Ira Lowenthal.
Cast: Narrator, John Genke.
Event notes: Filmed in Haiti.
Description: 1 online resource (33 min.)
Series Title: Ethnographic video online.
Responsibility: by Ira Lowenthal and Karen Kramer.

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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.

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