“Magic and Power” film, based on anthropologist Yvonne Maggie’s archives, is shown at FGV
On October 23, at 5 pm, the Audiovisual and Documentary Center at the FGV´s School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC) will host a showing of “Magic and Power: frontiers between the sacred and the profane.” The film uses materials from the archives of anthropologist Yvonne Maggie, donated to FGV CPDOC, produced in the 1970s and 1980s during her studies into Afro-Brazilian religions. Maggie will attend the showing, which will take place in Auditorium 1014 in FGV’s main building, at Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro.
While doing field work in Nova Iguaçu, the anthropologist lived for four months at the Ilê de Oxalá and Obaluaê Afro-Brazilian sacred site, where a mixture of Candomblé and Umbanda rites to honor Priestess Conceição were performed.
Yvonne Maggie writes for the G1 newspaper and she is the author of the books “War of Orixá: A Study of Ritual and Conflict” and “Fear of Spells: Relations Between Magic and Power in Brazil.” As well as her, the event will also be attended by Luiz Alphonsus, the artist and film director responsible for “Magic and Power.”