44 minutes, 2012
This film is a visual ethnography of the religious experience during the Holy Week of Huaraz, Peru. It is focused on a group of processional sculptures known as Jewish and Roman soldiers, which were miraculously saved from destruction in the devastating 1970 earthquake. Considered saints by their owners and devotees, these soldiers are at the core of a tense dialogue between folk and orthodox forms of Catholicism in the Peruvian Andes.
NTSC, color, 44 min, 2012.
Direction, research and script: Aristóteles Barcelos Neto.
Editing: Ricardo Dionisio and Leo Fuzer.
Assistant Editor: Aristóteles Barcelos Neto.
Photography: Aristóteles Barcelos Neto.
Field Assistants: Luis Romero Alfaro and Jose Antônio Salazar.
Soundtrack: Lagrimita, cervezita Harmony 10
Production: Laboratory of Image and Sound in Anthropology (LISA-USP)
Thematic Project: "The experience of movie in Anthropology."
Support: Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa Oceania and the Americas / University of East Anglia - UK.