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The Spirit of the Ancestors

The Spirit of the Ancestors

Pakarati, Leonardo, filmmaker (Added Author).
Pragda (Firm), (Distributor).
Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (63 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Pragda, 2015.

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Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Pragda in 2015.
Summary, etc.:
Three generations of chroniclers from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) go in search of one of the island’s sacred spirits, Moia Hoa Haka Nana’ia (or the Stolen Friend), taken by colonizers more than 100 years ago and now housed in a museum.. For the Rapa Nui, the Moia is infused with Mana, the power essential to their lives and well-being. His absence from the island threatens their survival as the link between spirit and people weakens over time. Worse still, the younger generations’ link to their ancestors is at risk.. This documentary follows three generations of the Pakarati family as they travel to Europe to try to reclaim the Stolen Friend, bring his spirit home and ensure a strong future for those to come.. “Spirit of the Ancestors does a great job of trying to educate viewers on the past and the current social and political implications of the island without being too overwhelming.” – Documentary Drive
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In Spanish
Subject: Anthropology
Race relations
Genre: Ethnicity
Documentary films.
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