October 11, 2008

Corned beef

This is a clip from the documentary 'Spirits of Defiance' which has really stuck in my mind. It's not about music, but about culture; and to be more precise about perception. The director/producer has brilliantly succeeded in portraying the point of view of the Mangbetu, who used to be cannibals.

This clip is about sorcery, a subject familiar to anyone who has ever wandered off the tourist path in Africa. And it offers a refreshing look on western religion.

PS: it's from a video recorded on Betamax and later copied to VHS, - so please excuse the quality...

1 comment:

SaiboMuntu said...

Wow ! What can I say , out of this world , eye opening ? Maybe "iiri" ?