Holidays, customs and rituals Polessye. (1990)

Film-document №39259 2 parts, Duration: 0:19:58.369 to collection Price category G

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Producer Centrnauchfilm (CNF)

Director: Afanasyeva N.

Operators: V.Demin


The film tells about the ancient beliefs, superstitions, rituals and festivals, preserved in the villages Polessye.

Reel №1 Holidays, customs and rituals Polessye

The film tells the interweaving of paganism and orthodoxy in popular culture Polessye.

The film shows fragments of national holidays - "Radonitsa," "Driving Boom" and Triad.

Recorded plots of mermaids, "forest owner", talismans against evil forces (sinhr.).

Filmed stories about houses, mermaid, witches, sacred birds and trees (sinhr.) are shown rites protection from hail and lightning, wedding decorations tree.

The shooting took place in the villages of Brest, Gomel and Zhytomyr regions.

The film was filming: types of rural settlements, a life of rural residents, landscapes Polessye herd of horses grazing in a field.

Key words

Rural settlements. Life. Holidays. Landscapes. Christianity. Paganism.



Reel №2