The Guardian of the Forces

[the-guardian-of-the-forces--Film-list-image]

1991 / 52 minutes

Directed by
Anne Laure Folly
Country of production
France

'The Guardian of the Forces' introduces the viewer to the world of Sikavi, a ‘fetish priest’ in Lome, Togo. He controls the spirits of several voodoos or gods. The film explores the significance of sacrifice and possession in communicating with spirits of ancestors and voodoo deities. Tradition and modernity are contrasted in this colourful documentary, which provides insight into healing practices of life and death.

Language and subtitles
French with English Subtitles
Region
West Africa
Country
Togo
Keywords
Health / Health care / Healing Possession Ritual