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Blood and Incense

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Year of participation 2008
Program Documentary Competition

Blood and Incense
Producer(s) Carl Valiquet
Director(s) Carl Valiquet
Script Carl Valiquet
Director of Photography Carl Valiquet
Music by Different Balinese musicians and Colin McPhee
Sound Carl Valiquet
Edit Carl Valiquet
Production company(-ies) Gone Fishing Productions Address: 4060 Blvd. St-Laurent Suite 107, Montreal, Oue. Canada H2W 1Y9 Tel: 514-843-3369 E-mail: info@carlvaliquet.com www.gonefishingproductions.com, www.carlvaliquet.com
 

Synopsis

Blood must be spilled to pacify the bhutas, the evil spirits that live underground during certain ceremonies in Bali. A cockfighting arena is built next to the temple. The judge strikes a gong; the fighting starts. The beginning of the ceremonies is marked by the incantations of the priest. The cock’s dance of death is accompanied by the rhythmic music of the gamelan. The noisy excited chattering of the men gathered round the ring sounds like the chorus heard at the Kechak trance dance. The aroma of incense mixes with the smell of blood…

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