Ritual Journeys

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© Lepcha / Balikci-Denjongpa
75 minutes / Colour / 2011
Directed by
Dawa Lepcha Anna Balikci

Country of production India

The film is an intimate portrait of Merayk, an 80 years old Lepcha shaman or Padim. Merayk lives with his family in Dzongu, a Lepcha reserve in North Sikkim. He performs healing rituals for individuals as well as rituals for the well-being of the household, the clan and his village community. Cameraman Dawa Lepcha followed Meyrak and recorded his daily life and rituals between 2003 and 2007.

Language and subtitles Original Language with English Subtitles

Location(s) depicted Sikkim

Region South Asia

Country India

Keywords Ritual Shamans and Shamanism Health / Health care / Healing