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The Jolo Serpent Handlers [videorecording]

produced and directed by Karen Kramer
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A documentary focusing on a small snake-handling church in rural West Virginia. The show's varied scenes: the rattlesnake hunt through the mountains; the washing of the serpents; the annual outdoor homecoming; colorful exteriors of the countryside; a rare documentation of an all-night prayer vigil held for the victim of a rattlesnake bite; and many interviews taken with the people inside the relaxed and natural settings of their homes.
Director
Karen Kramer
Release Date
1977
Run Time
40 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally released in 1977.
Published
[New York, N.Y.] : Karen Kramer Films, [2008]
Description
1 videodisc (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Region 1, full screen.
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