A Balinese Trance Seance

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Bringing rice, flowers, and woven coconut leaves as offerings, clients visit Jero in her household shrine to figure out the cause of their son’s death. Jero ,the witch lights an incense brazier, sprinkles holy water, and recites mantras as preliminaries to trance. Several ancestors and the young son speak through her voice, revealing the exact reason of his premature death –witchcraft- and his wishes for cremation.Comparing with other films about Balinese trance focusing on the religious rituals, this film provides a more intimate and more realistic view of the fascinating process of communication between Jero, the spirits, and her clients in a more touching and emotional way.