Nelvys og ånderne

Anja Dalhoff, Denmark, 1998

29 min.DK/Documentary

The Afro-Cuban religion Santeria is worshipped as an integrated part of daily life in Nelvys' family who live on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. Nelvys is a cheerful and active 12-year-old girl, who suffers from asthma. Parallel to the medical treatment her father weeds out the evil through rituals and in dialogue with the African gods. When the disease aggravates, she is consecrated in the religion through a multi-day ceremony, and the goddess of the sea, Yemaya becomes her personal guide. She must follow Yemaya's rules and sacrifice to her.
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Original title Nelvys og ånderne
Danish title Nelvys og ånderne
Other titles Nelvis og ånderne, Melvis og ånderne
Keywords Children in foreign countries, Cuba, Latin America, Belief
Director Anja Dalhoff
Screenplay Anja Dalhoff
Director of Photography Huberto Valero
Appearances Nelvys Consuegra, Luis Consuegra, Gladys Souchay, Monse Duany
Production country Denmark
Production company Saga Video & Kortfilm
Technical info 16 mm, 1,37:1 Academy
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Saga Video & Kortfilm


Direction Anja Dalhoff


Script Anja Dalhoff


Production Karin Plummer


Cinematography Huberto Valero


Appearance Nelvys Consuegra
Appearance Luis Consuegra
Appearance Gladys Souchay
Appearance Monse Duany
Appearance Madelaine Sayos
Appearance Oswaldo Cuellar

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Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 1999-08-16
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