Cuyagua - the Saint With Two Faces

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

Country of production United Kingdom

The film centres on the predominantly female celebration of the feast of Saint John. The women sing the songs associated with the Feast, describe their beliefs and how they organise the feast. Preliminary scenes establish the themes that underlie the Feast a mixture of the sacred and the profane, eroticism and death, celebration and mourning.

Language and subtitles English and Spanish with English Subtitles

Region South America

Country Venezuela

Keywords Ritual Religion / Belief / Faith Festivals / Carnival