Pierre Fatumbi Verger: Messenger Between 2 Worlds. Unrated,; Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts; Directed By: In Theaters: On DVD. “French by birth (4 November , Paris), Bahian by choice and African by passion” (LÜHNING, , p). This is how Pierre Verger can be described. Pierre Fatumbi Verger: Messenger Between Two Worlds Distributed by LAVA - Latin American Video Archives, Washington Place.


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Pierre Fatumbi Verger : Dieux d'Afrique

Verger was born in Paris into a middle class family. He lived pierre fatumbi verger more or less conventional, if somewhat unsettled, life in Paris, though he clearly had a taste for adventure and other cultures, and a critique of the bourgeoisie from early on.

In the s, after the death pierre fatumbi verger his mother, he decided to take his camera and travel the world. Verger became close friends with Mae Senhora, a long-time, well respected local leader in this African-derived religion.

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Eventually he traveled to Benin, to find the roots of the tradition, and pierre fatumbi verger to establish personal contacts between the Brazilians and their counterparts in Benin. Odebrecht and Companhia das LetrasBrazil.

Mensageiro Entre Dois Mundos. On my journeys, what I like is living with people and learning their different lifestyles. This expresses itself pierre fatumbi verger his portrait studies in particular.

Pierre fatumbi verger photography radically differs from ethnographical photography based on measured gestures and the obscene gaze directed at the object being photographed. By comparison, Verger had an aversion to voyeurism; the subjects of his portraits were never, so to speak, stripped bare.

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Up untilhe made as many as thirty trips to Africa. Eloquent proof of this is found in his masterpiece Flux und Reflux [3] and in his essays on slaves sold pierre fatumbi verger freedom, whose situations forced them to repeatedly crisscross the Atlantic, as with the legendary priestess Marcelina da Silva-Obatossi.


In this godly universe there is no one and infallible god, under whose jurisdiction everything and everyone must be ordered. On the contrary, the Afro-Brazilian pantheon of the gods is dominated by a variety of clashing voices. More than pierre fatumbi verger protagonists pierre fatumbi verger his photographs, they become his friends, whose lives Verger seeks to know about in detail.

He then engages in pierre fatumbi verger research on the Orishas and their cult. His interest for religions of African origins allows him to receive a research grant to study their rituals in Africa, for where he departs in His intimacy with the cult, initiated in Bahia, facilitates his contact with priests and local authorities.

Pierre Fatumbi Verger – Repeating Islands

It is at the same time that he starts one more new career as a researcher. In doing so, he unintentionally enters the sphere of scientific research, a universe that will interest him passionately and to which he will remain attached for the rest of his life.

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Though he has now a precise direction for his work - the history, customs and religions of Yoruba peoples in West Africa and of their descendants in Bahia - Verger remains a nomad.