Tuesday , January 24 2017

Traditional African Markings Documentary

In traditional Africa, markings reveal the ethnicity, sex, family status and social extraction of an individual. This ritual incisions are carried out by the keeper of tribal traditions. It is a painful exercise but it is essential for the integration of an individual into tribal society. In Africa it is …

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Healing By Urination

The video above shows an Azande witch doctor performing healing rituals on a patient. She performs some dances to make peace with the spiritual world. She then urinates on the patient whilst standing. The Azande believe that any aspect of human life is affected by witchcraft. Witchcraft according to them …

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Witch Doctor Treatment in Africa Documentary

The Mundari are a tribe found in the Eastern Africa country of South Sudan. When an elderly Mundari woman falls sick a witch is called on to treat her. The witch tries to transfer the evil spirit tormenting the sick woman into a younger healthier woman who can fight it. …

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Healing By Drowning

Water is considered magical in most African tribes because it heals and purifies. In the horn of Africa country of Eritrea people considered mentally imbalanced are submerged in cold water to restore sanity. They are taken to ponds in the morning hours when the water is still cold. They are …

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Traditional African Ritual Scarification Documentary

As with other traditional African rituals, scarification is also a group event. The suffering and joy of one individual is always shared with everybody else. A woman using a razor blade is charged with this task. She cuts the skin into elaborate patterns. The more elaborate the scarification the more …

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Traditional African Medicine Documentary

A man suffering from a genital disturbance has been entrusted to a witch doctor by his wife. The witch doctor uses rare herbs as a remedy. Some of the herbs might have a therapeutic value but not necessarily for the condition at hand. The witch doctor will make use of …

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Africa Sacrifice Rituals Documentary

The Mursi tribe perform an initiation rite which involves recognizing the souls of their past ancestors that rest in crocodiles. They believe that the spirits of their village ancestors lie in the crocodiles. The Mursi are found in the Horn of Africa country of Ethiopia. Their women are best known …

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Circumcision in North Africa Documentary

Circumcision is a custom found in nearly all the tribes of North Africa and a heritage of Semitic people dating back to the time of Abraham. According to the Bible it represents proof of the alliance between God and his people. It is written Abraham was 99 when he was …

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Secret Africa Documentary

Secret Africa is an African documentary released in 1969. The documentary also goes by the Italian title Africa Segreta. It captures various cultural events in French Equatorial Africa which comprises of modern day countries of Gabon, Congo, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic and Chad. Some of the events captured in this …

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Homosexuality In Africa Documentary

The video above is from a 2 hours 30 minutes long documentary about homosexuality in Africa. From the full documentary you will see video footage of boys engaging different homosexual rituals. Some of the rituals include performing oral sex on initiated warriors in order to be allowed to join the …

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