Yoko Osha / Se faire saint by Lazara Rosell Albear
(2015/41'/SIC/ Distribution : Argos) With the support of VAF (Fonds Audiovisuel de Flandre)
OV Spanish, St English
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