Sculpting the Spirits

Dataset

Description

Luís Correia & Noé Mendelle direct and produce this documentary feature part of a series about the magical world of the Bijagós people whose close relationship with spirits and nature informs their daily life and every decision taken by the community. This dataset is held in the Edinburgh DataVault, directly accessible only to authorised University of Edinburgh users. External users may request access to a copy of the data by contacting the Principal Investigator, Contact Person or Data Manager named on this page. University of Edinburgh users who wish to have direct access should consult the information about retrieving data from the DataVault at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault .

Abstract

This is part 1 of a 4 x 55' documentary series about the magical world of the Bijagós people whose close relationship with spirits and nature informs their daily life and every decision taken by the community. Their belief that man, nature and spirits are equal and interdependent makes the Bijagós a lost paradise. It is through sculpture that the intricate relationship of the Bijagós with nature and spirits is best expressed. Banca, a famous sculptor of Iras (spirits), feeling tired, old and worried for the future of a culture in profound transformation, does his last sculpture instructing his son in the hope he will take over. Guided by their own voices, this episode “ Sculpting the Spirits” is a journey exploring how women embody spirits while men sculpt or perform them. ## Access ## This dataset is held in the Edinburgh DataVault, directly accessible only to authorised University of Edinburgh users. External users may request access to a copy of the data by contacting the Principal Investigator, Contact Person or Data Manager named on this page or email CAHSS REF: cahss.ref@ed.ac.uk. University of Edinburgh users who wish to have direct access should consult the information about retrieving data from the DataVault at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault .
Date made available15 Sep 2014
PublisherEdinburgh DataVault
Date of data production15 Sep 2014
Geographical coverageBissagos Islands

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