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Les officiants - Lieux saints partagés (2015)


Ethnographic documentary

Direction : Manoël Pénicaud, Malek Sahraoui (Hania)
Production : Mucem / Idemec
Length : 5 minutes 34
Language : French



Certain religious ministers – imams, priests and rabbis – serve as intermediaries on a daily basis between religious groups. Quite often, this crossing of the boundaries between faiths has a therapeutic dimension. Some practitioners who are reputed to be efficacious are visited by followers of another faith who wish to be healed. Seeking treatment from a healer of another religion is quite common in the Mediterranean world.

This documentary has been made for the exhibition Lieux saints partagés at the Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (Mucem) in Marseille, april-august 2015.


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