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To Serve the Gods

Author: Karen Kramer; Ira Lowenthal; John Genke
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Series: Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1
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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Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Kramer; Ira Lowenthal; John Genke
OCLC Number: 897773872
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from title frames.
Event notes: Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1982.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 33 min.)
Series Title: Ethnographic Video Online, Volume 1
Responsibility: by 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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