Bored in Heaven (2011)
1h 20min · Documentary, History · 1 January 2011
Chinese New Years in Putian, Fujian, China. In this new millennium, temples are dwarfed by high rises, the God of Theater sings karaoke and robots dance under neon signs. Massive processions lead gods from one temple to another through towns and villages across the Putian Plain. Shot on location, this unique documentary explores ritual sensation. Exploding fireworks, massive feasts and processions, Taoist rituals and ecstatic trance make up a compelling display of local power in the villages of Southeast China. A new world for a new China?
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