Tagged: ritual

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Archives of Conjure

In Afrolatinx religious practices such as Cuban Espiritismo, Puerto Rican Santería, and Brazilian Candomblé, the dead tell stories. Communicating with and through mediums’ bodies, they give advice, make requests, and propose future rituals, creating...

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The Emerald Forest

American Bill Markham (Powers Boothe) has taken his family to the jungles of Brazil, where he has been hired to design a dam. Unexpectedly, a native tribe abducts his son, Tommy (Charley Boorman). Bill...

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Finding the Gold Within

In Finding the Gold Within, filmmaker Karina Epperlein follows six young men as they enter their first year of college. Each has personal circumstances to overcome as he works to escape the straitjacket of...

Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred is René Girard’s landmark study of human evil. Here Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard’s forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative,...

Wampum Keeper

The Wampum Keeper is an historical novel set in 1651 in the Niagara region of present-day Ontario and New York State. It chronicles the fortunes of a Chonnonton wampum keeper and his family when...

A Man Called Horse

Depicts individual undergoing a sacrificial ritual to enact a myth, that isthe overcoming of the ego for the service of the tribe. Directed by Elliot Silverstein. Starring Richard Harris. “In 1825, an English aristocrat...