By Serena PORTA


Documentary - Development 2019

An anthropological and visual journey discovering Africa, its religious beliefs and thaumaturgical rituals, trough the figure of the shaman.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary, TV Series, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 300 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Serena PORTA
    • Producer(s)
    • Corrado AZZOLLINI (Draka Production)
    • Synopsis
    • A doc - television project on the tribal witchcraft and the use of magic for healing body, mind and soul. Meeting with the wizards and focusing on their figure and rituals will give the chance to widen the gaze on the cultural and religious background of these electives souls, who keep intact over time a code of values and habits.
      Each episode will be dedicated to a shaman and his ritual tradition, also through the voices of the inhabitants of the villages that follow him as source of salvation and, sometimes, also as a connection link with the divine or afterlife.
      The spectator will enter into the village streets, discovering habits, beliefs, faiths, ancestral values; and then he will arrive where rituals take place.
      The shaman will reveal meanings, tales, traditions and timeless legends.
      On the backdrop, the amazing scenario of Africa: its violent and astonishing beauty, its contradictions, its richness of colors and life, its poverty that makes upset but never kills smile.