Directing and camera: Roger Canals
Original idea and research: Ramon Sarró i Marina Temudo
Production: University of Oxford, Jordi Orobitg Produccions.
Editing: Jordi Orobitg
Synopsis: this film, filmed in Guinea-Bissau, explores the rise in the prophetic movement of the Kyangyang people and their relationship with Islam, Catholicism and Evangelism. The film explores different aspects of prophetism: writing, healing, possession rituals and spiritual initiation. In the Balanta language “kyangyang” means shadow. And these prophets are shadows of the modern world: a world that they constantly mimic and subvert.
You may watch the entire film here: https://boap.uib.no/index.php/jaf/article/view/3306/3295