• Direction, camera & editing :
  • Linus Mørk
  • Production & Idea :
  • Linus Mørk og Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen
  • Sound recordings :
  • Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen
  • Sound & Music :
  • Magnus Hohler / Subitomega
  • 52 min. - Sold to ARTE / 2009
  • © 2008 Linus Mørk & Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen

Review Extracts

(...) This is a marvellous and moving film. Through a powerful structure and strong images, it is able to offer keen insight into the unequal relationship between Christianity and traditional religion. It is a very sensitive film that is able to get beyond mere surface, and leads viewers deep into both contexts. The scenes filmed convey to viewers a sense of immediacy. The narratives around Borley and Emilia are as sympathetic as evocative.

At all times the film resists exoticization and spectacle. The voice-over, used at strategic moments, is devoted to the work of cultural translation, raising questions through which Western spectators may deepen their understanding of another culture, and the deep struggles therein, and find a human perspective. This film is cutting edge in its attempt to explore differences and commonalities between Christians and traditionalists.

It is a superb achievement that definitely appeals to scholars, but also as of great interest to a broader audience.

Birgit Meyer, Professor of Cultural Anthropology
VU University Amsterdam

(...) the first documentary film I have seen, which even come close to an understanding of religious phenomena. (...)

It is hereby recommended to everyone who needs visual representations of an understanding, which is so difficult because it is so remote. It is simply magnificent!

Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff, Danish writer, poet and philosopher