DAKAR, WHEN THE SPIRITS ARE ANGRY

Synopsis

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

  • Author

    Catherine CLEMENT
  • Distributor

    DOC & CO
  • Technical team

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