Stone of memory / Pedra de memoria

Based on a fifteen-year research programme and the huge archive it has amassed, Stone of Memory vividly portrays the historical connections between Benin and Brazil, in large parts of which the vibrancy of West African tradition is still a major cultural force. The film reveals these intricate traditional bonds in a poetic dialogue featuring, most notably, the extraordinary memories of babalorisha Euclides Talabyan, one of the foremost guardians of the old religion in Brazil.

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