by Lazara Rossel Albear
Lázara Rosell Albear returns to the magical–realistic world of Santeria or Regla de Osha: the mysterious religion practiced covertly by more than 70% of the population in Cuba, her home country. The film interweaves an intimate documentary of this tradition’s rules and rituals, with personal experiences and audio-visual recreations, performance and poetry. By merging different styles, the film becomes a subjective self-portrait of the director. After 10 years in the making, the result is a multi-layered work that searches and questions, through levels of trance and heterotopias, the place of beliefs in the universal human quest for survival.
Director: Lazara Rosell Albear
Camera: Reinout De Vos, Lazara Rosell Albear, Simschka Stein, Renaat Lambeets
Sound: Lazara Rosell Albear, Simschka Stein, Sergio Muñoz
With the support of the VAF – Vlaams Audiovisuel Fonds / Flemish Audiovisual Fund Collection and distribution : Argos, Centre for Art and Media.
A film developed in the framework of SIC.