2011 | USA, Suriname | Documentary,Experimental

River Rites

  • 12 mins
  • Director | Ben Russell
  • Writer | Ben Russell

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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)

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