Barbara and Her Friends in Candombleland

© Opipari / Timbert
52 minutes / Colour / 1997
Directed by
Sylvie Timbert Carmen Opipari

Country of production France

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.

Language and subtitles Portuguese with English Subtitles

Region South America

Country Brazil

Keywords Children / Young people Dance / Theatre / Performance Possession Ritual