SHAMANS IN THE TRAP OF CIVILIZATION
SÁMÁNOK A CIVILIZÁCIÓ SZORÍTÁSÁBAN / 2019 / Hungary / 10 min
The Mentawai Islands are a chain of islands and islets near the western coast of Sumatra. It is a noted destination for surfing, but in the heart of the swampy jungle of the northernmost island, Siberut shamans are still talking to the trees. The film allows us to peek into the culture of the clans living here – probably grabbing some of the last moments of this ancient civilization.