Theyyam of Gods, Heroes and Ancestors
By following one of the principle Theyyam performers — a man named Jayanadan Peruvannan — the film will provide an intimate look at some of these Theyyams and the complex preparations and rituals that surround them.
Jayanandan’s family can claim many generations of actors. The weight of that responsibility is evident, as is the studied discipline and intensity in which Jayanandan assumes his role. We’re allowed to witness his transformation, as his persona rises to the status of a God.
Arqueologia. Patrimonio a la deriva. the film was completed.
HD 1920 1080p
Atelier Morales/ Golden Rabbit Films
Not released (private collection)
A year ago in July, at the Galería Nina Menocal in Mexico City, Atelier Morales (Juan Luis Morales and Teresa Ayuso) presented an exhibition entitled “Arqueología No. 2” or Archeology Num. 2 from their series “Patrimonio a la Deriva Arqueología” making reference to the poem “Archeology” by the National Prize for Literature ’86, Cuban-born poet, Eliseo Diego (1920-1994).
Jack London Grand Prize
Glen Ellen Film Festival
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