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SOUND/IMAGE/CULTURE
SOUND/IMAGE/ CULTURE
SOUND/ IMAGE/ CULTURE

Yoko Osha / Se faire saint by Lazara Rosell Albear

(2015/41'/SIC/ Distribution : Argos) With the support of VAF (Fonds Audiovisuel de Flandre)

 

Language :

OV Spanish, St English

 

Synopsis :

Yoko Osha Cuban filmmaker Lazara Rosell Albear returns to the magical–realistic world of Santeria or Regla de Osha, the religion practiced in secret by more than 70% of the Cuban population. The film, titled "Yoko Osha," interweaves an intimate portrayal of this tradition with its rules and ritualistic initiations, with personal experiences, audio-visual recreations, performance and poetry. Ten years in the making, what results is a multi-layered work, merging different styles as the film becomes more of a subjective self-portrait of the director. As an Ode to the Cuban people, and to a part of their treasured culture, the film unfolds against the well known background of socio-economical struggles in the country.

 

film : https://vimeo.com/155373303

info : http://www.wiels.org/fr/events/1030/Filmvertoning-Yoko-Osha-I-van-Lázara-Rosell-Albear