April 16, 2011

The Quickening Power of Holy Ghost People




Filmed in Scrabble Creek, West Virginia, Holy Ghost People (1967) joins the Holiness church for worship. Director Peter Adair's ethnographic vérité style creates an intimate portrait of true faith. The congregation sings, dances, speaks in tongues, drinks strychnine, and handles poisonous serpents. The transcendental atmosphere is cut with tension, more so when I tell you someone gets bitten.


Get the Ghost:  watch or download the full documentary.


5 comments:

øשlqæda said...

cloven tongues of fire

Occttaviani said...

I especially appreciated the first link, Murky. Thanks.

Murky Recess said...

Happy to hear, Occttaviani. I actually had to take down the second video because it had some audio issues. I decided to proff a different seen of worship instead. Hope you like it.

a m said...

Sound recorded by Steve Reich ...
Is it the one?

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