Message from a Saint


2003 / 27 minutes

Directed by
Andrew Tucker
Country of production
United Kingdom
Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

During the celebration of the Feast of San Juan Bautista in the village of Chuao, on the Caribbean coast of Venezuela, an image of Jesus appeared on a drinks tray. The community is trying to find out whether this is a miracle and what it could mean. Whilst some believe it is a message from San Juan himself, others think is it is just a series of stains. This film is about the foundations of popular religious belief and the development of cults.

Language and subtitles
Spanish with English Subtitles
South America
Religion / Belief / Faith