documentary film / photography
Dealing with Exorcism
– A rare glimpse into the life of a village community on Ambon, one of the Moluccan islands. Pastor Ina Lempoy and her husband, Pastor Eddy Lempoy, are leading a Pentecostal church community in the village of Suli,
. Almost every day they are confronted with cases of ancestral spirit possession. One person they try to help is Yanti, who is possessed by evil spirits. Exorcism is embedded in the traditional customary law or
, which is connected to an unseen world of ancestors. What is the Pentecostal approach?
Director: Atêf Sitanala
Moluccas | 2012 | 45 min
Ambonese Malay/Indonesian spoken, English subtitles
– This film is selected for the ‘Beeld voor Beeld’ filmfestival 2013 at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands
– This film is screened during the monthly theme (january 2014) of Ethnocineca’s filmklub in Vienna, Austria
– This film is screened during a theme night (march 2014) in Parnassos Cultuurcentrum in Utrecht, Netherlands
*Graduation film made in the context of the Master Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Thesis
Dealing with Exorcism – Spirit Possession in the Moluccas; Hedendaagse belevingen van bezetenheid in Suli. Een christelijk dorp op Ambon, Midden-Molukken
is available. Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 24, 2023