THE DEVIL AND THE HOLY WATER

12 min. 2016, FINLAND/ETHIOPIA (recorded in Ethiopia)

Directed, shot by Diego Maria Malara

For centuries, exorcism has been a daily practice in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. New times produce new demons, and new demons require new dramatic rituals. Shot in Addis Abeba, the short doc portrays exorcism conducted by the controversial priest Mehmer Girma. His charisma gathers thousands of people from across Ethiopia and around the world.

SAATAN JA PÜHA VESI

Režissöör Diego Maria Malara

Eksortsism (kurjade vaimude väljaajamine) on Etioopia õigeusu kirikus igapäevane praktika. Uued ajad toodavad uusi probleeme ja deemoneid, uued deemonid nõuavad uusi rituaale. Lühifilm eksponeerib Addis Abebas toimetavat vastuolulist preestrit Mehmer Girmat. Tema karisma meelitab kokku tuhandeid inimesi kogu Etioopiast ja mujalt maailmast.

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