Cuyagua - Devil Dancers

© Henley
52 minutes / Colour / 1987
Directed by
Paul Henley

Country of production United Kingdom

The men of the Afro-Caribbean population of Cuyagua enact a ritual that occurs 60 days after Easter. The film is a portrait of two men who direct the devil dancing. They tell the history of the village, the organisation of devil dancing, and stories associated with the Devil. The film also focuses on the intriguing ritual of the dancing itself.

Language and subtitles Spanish and English with English Subtitles

Region South America

Country Venezuela

Keywords Ritual Religion / Belief / Faith