Item Details

Umbanda [electronic resource]: Disappearing World

ITV Global Entertainment
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This film looks at a powerful new religious movement gaining favor in the multiracial cities of Brazil. Umbanda combines elements from orthodox Catholicism with submerged African and indigenous Indian spiritual beliefs - as in dramatic trances, people believe themselves seized by the spirits of old plantation slaves, Amazon Indians, children, and mermaids. In spite of past attempts at suppression, Umbanda flourishes in the heterogeneous culture of contemporary urban Brazil. To reveal the eclectic repertoire of Umbanda, this film offers lengthy coverage of ritual performances, including interviews with mediums and their clients, which emphasize the role the movement plays in the management of personal malaise and affliction experienced as a by-product of change and urbanization.
Release Date
1977
Run Time
50 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 17, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Disappearing World
Related Title
Disappearing world (Television program)
Series
Disappearing World
Contents
  • What Is Umbanda? (1:43)
  • Umbanda: Belem (2:47)
  • Umbandista Spirit Possession (3:18)
  • Initiation Ceremony (2:08)
  • Umbanda Organization (2:29)
  • Light and Dark Spirits (2:10)
  • Ceremony Preparation (2:34)
  • Medium Gathering (3:30)
  • Cemetery Ceremony (2:10)
  • Umbanda Centers (3:28)
  • Charity and Rituals (1:49)
  • Spiritual Possession (5:55)
  • New Medium Training (6:40)
  • Festival at Praia Grande (3:50)
  • Nighttime Celebrations (2:55)
  • Festival Morning (2:51)
  • Credits: Umbanda: Disappearing World (0:56)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1977.
Publisher no.
  • 49216s Films Media Group
  • 49232 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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