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Kings of the Water

Kings of the Water

Cyprien Tokoudagba is an important person in the city of Abomey in the West African republic of Benin. He paints the religious houses of the vodoun -- sacred temples dedicated to the worship of revered ancestors. In Kings of the Water, Cyprien paints three brilliantly colored vodun figures and takes part in the ceremony to open a new temple. The film follows Cyprien to two local ceremonies, one in which the dead are believed to come back to instruct the living through wild dancing and another in which women warriors dance for the king. The film is an incredible journey through West African religion and art.

Executive Producer: Fernando Trueba. Produced by Fernando Trueba, P.C. S.A.; Methodact, Ltd.; and the Centre Georges Pompidou. Edited by Belinda Cowdy. Camera: Tony Wilson. Sound: Eric Devulder. Narration by Philip Haas.

 

Also available in 16mm prints for theatrical and nontheatrical screenings. Contact Milestone for price and availability!

This DVD is also available for Institutional Purchase, which includes public performance rights and a 3-year streaming license. Please click on the “Format” button and select “DVD Institutional Rate.”


Type: DVD

Vendor: Milestone Films


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