Ancestral Secrets (Ep 06: Women's Medicine)

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In the Guajira peninsula, on the Caribbean Sea - north of Colombia - the Wayuu keep their ancestral secrets in the hands of women.
They still keep alive the tradition of Sutapaulu, a period in which girls who are going to have their first menstruation are kept in rigorous solitude to allow values and customs to be instilled. The exit is a great party where a new majayura is presented to the community so that she can be sought in marriage. A great celebration is offered where they will dance to the rhythm of the kasha.

La Ventana Cine
Directed by: 
Jota Loyola Crovetto
Chile / Colombia
6x52' or 12x26'
Spanish / (English Subtitles)