Marapu, Fire & Ritual

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78 Minutes


In 2016, Poho Maga became possessed by a Satanic spirit. In a single afternoon, he murdered a man, killed a horse, and burned down a thousand-year-old sacred village. He remains in prison for his actions. One year later, his brother also became possessed by Satan and since then has been locked in a homemade bamboo cage to prevent him from repeating his brother’s actions. Sodan village is the center of West Sumba culture and the spiritual homeland of the ancient religion known as Marapu. A practice that worships and communicates with ancestor spirits through sacred rituals and sacrifice. The ancestor spirits fled the village when it burned down, dividing the leadership and severing their important connection to the spirit world. The spirits have yet to return. 

Marapu, Fire & Ritual is a story that follows Pak Ledi, Poho Maga’s uncle, as he overcomes his family’s tarnished reputation by taking responsibility to fix the past. He believes it is the right timing to conduct a sacred four-day ritual to invite the Marapu spirits back into the village. But not everyone agrees to this. Pak Ledi must first unite the village leaders.


Bioskop Date Time
CGV Grand Indonesia Minggu, November 21 2021 12 : 00 - Audi 3


Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell has finally poured all of his life's experience as a writer, photographer, creative and global traveler into his first feature documentary film. With a background in photojournalism, he has produced work inside earthquake zones, prisons, war zones, and remote natural environments. He is a proficient all-round outdoorsman, but it was his pioneering of one of the world’s most dangerous big wave surfing locations, Shipstern Bluff, in Tasmania that put him on the world stage. Marapu, Fire & Ritual is his first feature documentary as director and cinematographer. Andrew currently resides in Bali, Indonesia.

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