Demons and deities

Australia, 1987

TV show
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Episode number 3 of Series “Bali triptych”.
Balinese religion is an amalgam of the worship of local deities and Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. The Balinese display a strong sense of community co-operation and collective responsibility in their adherence to ancestor worship. This is most apparent in the regularity of their attendance at complex rituals at numerous temples and shrines across the island. This program records and explains the significance of many of the most important ceremonies of the 210 day Balinese calendar, ceremonies which feature sacred dance, frenzied trance states and mass exorcism, animal sacrifice, cock fighting, mock battles and time-consuming preparation of elaborate and beautiful decorations and offerings of food.

Credits

production company

Bozado

producer

John McLean

Duration

00:59:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Appears in

Bali triptych

Group of items

Bali triptych

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303777

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Bali Island (Indonesia)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Asia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rites and ceremonies

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

Places → Bali Island (Indonesia)

Television

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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