LAC Film Series Preview: A Festa da Menina Morta (The Dead Girl's Feast)

LAC Film Series Preview: A Festa da Menina Morta (The Dead Girl's Feast)

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
Latin American Centre Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk
Speaker(s): 
Dr Ramon Sarró, University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Africa, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Matheus Nachtergaele's haunting debut hinges on the events of The Dead Girl's Feast, a local celebration that commemorates an alleged miracle to have occurred in the riverside community. The film probes the role of sainthood within religious practices in the Amazon region while exploring the human dynamics of a gripping family struggle.