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DAKAR, WHEN THE SPIRITS ARE ANGRY

  • Philippe Costantini
  • Nature and discovery
  • 1999
  • 52'

The most spectacular African rite takes place for 5 days and 5 nights in the outskirts of Dakar. A long, magical ceremony designed to heal the mad, the N?Doep rite belongs to the Lebous, a small ethnic group now part of Senegal but who formed a republic long before Senegal became a country. The Ceremony takes place on the property of the mad person's family. In the Lebous culture, a diagnosis is required as soon as a family member is subject to passiveness, loss of appetite, and strange dreams. Incapable of treating these symptoms w

With the participation of Sept Arte, la Cinquième, le ministère des Affaires étrangères - coopération et Francophonie, de la Procirep et du Centre National de la Cinématographie.
  • DIRECTOR

    Philippe Costantini

  • PRODUCER

    Cinétévé

  • LENGTH

    52'

  • AUTHOR

    Catherine CLEMENT

  • CREW

    Editing : Anne Weil
    Sound : Jean-Claude Brisson
    Camera : Philippe Costantini

  • DISTRIBUTION

    DOC & CO