River Rites

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River Rites

Ben Russell
USA/Suriname, 2011
Shortfilms, 12min, kein Dialog

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River Rites

Ben Russell
USA/Suriname, 2011
Shortfilms, 12min, kein Dialog

Cast: 
Benjen Pansa
Monie Pansa
Sound: 
Ben Russell
Camera: 
Chris Fawcett
Editor: 
Ben Russell
Composer: 
Mindflayer

Production: 
Ben Russell
World Sales: 
LightCone
Format: 
HDCam
Color

A trance dance water implosion, a newer line drawn between secular possession and religious phenomena. Filmed in one shot at a sacred site on the upper Suriname River, the minor secrets of a Saramaccan animist everyday are revealed as time itself is undone. Rites are the new trypps; embodiment is our eternal everything. (Ben Russell)