Ex-Shaman (Ex-Pajé)

  •   Luiz Bolognesi
  •   Brazil
  •   Cinemas of the Americas, Documentary
  •   Documentary, Religion


“Luiz Bolognesi elegantly straddles the line between documentary and fiction.” –Variety

Once a spiritual leader of the Amazon’s Paiter Surui tribe, contemplative former shaman Perpera Surui—and the aid he once offered to his community—has been replaced by Christianity, grocery stores, and cellphones. But when danger strikes his village, can the former holy man fight the bad spirits that still linger? Ex-Shaman is an elegant, beautifully composed look at the troubling tensions between tradition and modernity.

This film is a selection of the International Documentary Competition.

  •  Tupi and Portuguese with subtitles
  •  82 minutes


No screenings currently scheduled


Cultural Partner

Ancine, the Brazilian Film Agency
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