Peter Francis Lawlor



Umbanda Documentary

7-Umbanda-Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil-1998Brazil represents in its origins two continents, Europe and Africa arriving at a third South America. Umbanda with its African origins blended with European Christian traditions and traditional Indigenous beliefs has resulted in what maybe described as a uniquely Brazilian religion. This project explores this hybrid religion with its mixture of magic and mysticism which summons deities known as orixá to comfort, give advice, and predict the future for the faithful. The orixá is to Umbanda what the saint is to Christianity.