The Actress, The Bishop and the Carnival Queen (1991)

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    United Kingdom

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    Non Fiction


Examines the traditional annual Brazilian carnival where rival groups dress up in costumes and choose a carnival king and queen. It examines the history and roots of the custom, which was introduced for the slaves in the 17th century, but which was also intermerged with a festival for a West African god, master of rebellion, chaos and revellry.Divination, sacrifice, spirit possession and withcraft are also elements that play a part in the carnival.

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