Return to the Land of Souls

retorno-al-pais-de-las-almas

Ficha Técnica

Written and directed by Jordi Esteva
Directors of photography: Jordi Esteva and Albert Serradó
Camera operators: Albert Serradó and Jordi Vendrell
Direct sound : Jordi Tresserras
Line production: Yéo Douley, Jordi Tresserras and Carla Serantoni
Research and coordination: Yéo Douley
Editing: Jordi Esteva and Albert Serradó
Sound editing: Kiko Abarquero Fdez. and Joan Redondo

Premios

Bangkok Indie Festival
Mejor Documental

Black International Cinema Berlin
Mejor Documental

Intercultural Film Festival C&Cliff
Premio del Público

Seleccionada por los siguientes festivales internacionales:
Royal Anthropological Institute
12th International Festival of Ethnographic Film. London
Documenta Madrid.
DocMiami International Film Festival. USA
Semana del Cine de Autor. Cinemateca del Caribe, Barranquilla. Colombia
Rencontres du Film Documentaire de Kribi, Cameroun
Amakula Kampala International Film Festival, Uganda
Africa World Documentary Film Festival. St Louis Missouri. USA
International Documentary Film Festival USA. Chagrin Falls, Ohio. USA
Africa World Documentary Film Festival. Barbados
Bermuda International Film Festival. Bermuda
Arizona Black Film Festival. USA
Swansea Bay Film Festival. Wales. UK
International Film Festival Thailand-Phuket
The Heart of England International Film Festival. UK
International Film Festival Ireland. Clonmel, Tipperary. Ireland
Montreal International Black Film Festival. Canada
International Film Festival South Africa
Festival International du Film Documentaire de Yaoundé. Cameroun

Retorno al país de las almas from Jordi Esteva.

Trailer

Sinopsis

In the 21st century many ancestral beliefs are struggling to survive in a hostile, fast-changing world. In southeast Ivory Coast, some Akan communities still make contact with the spirits through Komians or animistic priests who go into a trance and are possessed by the spirits of the Forest and the Waters.

Jean Marie Addiaffi (1941-1999), a writer and intellectual from Ivory Coast, fought to conserve the Akans’ oral literature, myths and legends, and the knowledge and uses of the plants.
In the film “Return to the land of souls”, Yéo Douley, a disciple of Jean Marie Addiaffi , will set out on a journey to visit his master’s grave and carry out a ritual libation. On his travel, he will attend the initiation rites of three people chosen by the spirits and witness one of them proclaimed as the new Komian or high animistic priest.

Basado en el libro Viaje al país de las almas, rodado en Costa de Marfil. El retorno al país de las almas es un acercamiento al mundo del animismo africano, en el que documenta los rituales iniciáticos y los fenómenos de posesión.

ENTREVISTA CON EL DIRECTOR

Siwa Productions, Barcelona/CNAC (Centre des Arts et de la Culture),
Abidjan con la colaboración de Televisó de Catalunya
siwa1@mac.com

Distribución del DVD en España:
FrikiFilms
ilamarca@frikifilms.com

Distribución para Estados Unidos, Canadá, Reino Unido y países escandinavos:
Documentary Educational Resources
101 Morse Street
Watertown, MA 02472A USA
docued@der.org

OPINIONES Y ARTÍCULOS

.

 

 

.

.

 

PARA SABER MÁS

 

 

.