Movie-Olivia Wyatt - The Pierced Heart & The Machete (DVD)

 

artist 
  Movie-Olivia Wyatt
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title 
  The Pierced Heart & The Machete (DVD)
 
country 
  Haiti
 
mainstyle 
  Traditional
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Sublime Frequencies
 
year 
  2012
 
length 
 
 
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The Pierced Heart & The Machete is a vivid, unflinching exploration of two annual Vodou pilgrimages in Haiti. The first is for »zili Danto, goddess of love, art and passion; worshipers from all over the world descend on the southwestern town of Ville-Bonheur to bathe in the sacred waterfall where DantÚ resides. The second pilgrimage is for DantÚs' husband Ogoun, god of war, iron and healing. It takes place at the end of July in the northern town of Plaine du Nord, where practitioners bathe in a mud pool and make flamboyant sacrifices. This beautifully-shot film offers disorienting yet illuminating glimpses of the contradictory and complementary aspects of these two lwa, the electrifying rites that honor them, and the intense music that accompanies these ecstatic and bloody ceremonies. As in her previous film for Sublime Frequencies, Staring Into the Sun (SF 065DVD), Olivia Wyatt's vision is always sharp, unerring and unobtrusive. 70 minutes/color; digipack; all-region DVD; NTSC format. Limited one-time edition of 1,000 copies.

 
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