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Barbara and Her Friends in Candombleland

Barbara and Her Friends in Candombleland. © Opipari & Timbert

Director Sylvie Timbert, Carmen Opipari
Country/Production France
Release 1997
Length 52 mins
Format Colour / DVD or VHS / PAL / All region
Location Brazil / America
Ethnic Group Afro Brazilian

Order No RAI-200.265
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In the divine Afro Brazilian cult Candomble is an initiation religion centred around possession. The filmmakers concentrate on children who introduce and guide us to this world. The children play at Candomble. Passing from simulation of the representation, the children touch on the possession dance. Many are eager to be possessed. The film explores what Candomble may offer them.

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