Híbridos, The Spirits of Brazil

Photo by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon
Photo by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon
Photo by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon
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Directed by Vincent Moon & Priscilla Telmon
Duration 88’ | No Dialogues

Production Country and Year: Brazil, 2017
Produced by: Petites Planètes & Feever Filmes
Producer: Fernanda Abreu
Director of Photography: Vincent Moon
Sound: Priscilla Telmon
Editor: Vincent Moon & Priscilla Telmon
Contact: Petites Planètes

From 3 years of research around Brazil, Híbridos, The Spirits of Brazil dives into the sacred culture of the largest country in South America through a very poetic and sensory approach. From the largest catholic procession in the world to a never before seen indigenous ritual in the Mato Grosso, from healing ceremonies in spiritual centres to Ayahuasca driven avant-garde rituals in Rio de Janeiro. An ethnographic journey into the world of sacred ceremonies and their diversity, as well as a trip into cinema as a pure poetic language. Without any voices paving the way, only the sounds of the rituals and the chants of the devotees, Híbridos is a music film of a new kind. After having presented a curated series of Hibridos short films in 2017, WOMEX is eager to present the homonymous feature film.

Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon have been researching spiritual manifestations all around the world for many years. As independent filmmakers, sound explorers and wanderers, they are currently experimenting with new formats to envision their common work, in an attempt to question our relationship to sound and images.