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Procession of the captives (The)

(a shiite tragedy)

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  00:54:00  2006  SD 4/3  Color  Sound

In a Shi'ite village of Southern Lebanon, close to the Israeli border, a group of inhabitants are performing a play. It is a ritual drama, relating the epic of the prophet Mohammed's family, a central theme in the mythology of Shi'ite Islam.
This is also an act of faith on their part, which will be rewarded in the afterlife. The audience is in tears.

Associate producer : Momento
Coproducer : CNRS Images
Author : MERVIN Sabrina
Director : MERVIN Sabrina
Audiovisual processReal shots.
Live sound.
Rewards26ème bilan du film ethnographique, Paris 2007 : prix Mario Ruspoli.


Performing Arts



Technical Sheet
Item No.1800
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportVideo DV Cam
VersionFrench ; English
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportDV Cam