The Living goddess

Australia, 1970

Film
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Kumari, a virgin girl-child is installed as a deity in Nepal, and wields more power among her people than almost any other living person. Shows ceremonial and religious pageant of her accession in Nepal. Written and narrated by Paul Ricketts.

Credits

producer/director

Josette Heimans

Frank Heimans

production company

Cinetel Productions

Australian Film Commission

Language

English

Duration

00:30:07:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32480

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nepal

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nepal - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rites and ceremonies

Documentary

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Buddhism

Places → Nepal

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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