Ritual Journeys

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2011 / 75 minutes

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