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Cuyagua, The Saint With Two Faces: Cuyagua Part II
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directed by Georges Drion, fl. 1985 and Paul Henley, fl. 1969, in Cuyagua (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2011), 42 mins
The Feast of St John the Baptist begins two or three weeks after Corpus Christi, on June 23rd. According to biblical tradition, St John lived in the desert, renouncing the pleasures of this world. But the people of Cuyagua think of him as a flamboyantly dressed young man, with a passion for making merry. Although...
directed by Georges Drion, fl. 1985 and Paul Henley, fl. 1969, in Cuyagua (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2011), 42 mins
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Cuyagua, The Devil Dancers: Cuyagua Part I
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directed by Georges Drion, fl. 1985 and Paul Henley, fl. 1969, in Cuyagua (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2011), 41 mins
The men of the Afro-Caribbean population of Cuyagua enact a ritual that occurs 60 days after Easter. The film is a portrait of two men who direct the devil dancing. They tell the history of the village, the organisation of devil dancing, and stories associated with the Devil. The film also focuses on the intriguin...
directed by Georges Drion, fl. 1985 and Paul Henley, fl. 1969, in Cuyagua (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2011), 41 mins
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