Shot on February 2013 at Salvador and Cachoeira, Bahía, Brazil.
Each 2nd of February, the whole Brazil honours Yemanjá, the Orixá (supreme entity) of that lives and rules among the sea waters. Starting with the thanksgiving to Oxúm, her sister, goddess of the Sweet Waters (the rivers), Vovó ́s fishermen family leads us to the ecstatic bay of Rio Vermelho and Cachoeira, the main spots of the believers ́congregation.
This trailer is an extract of a trilogy of three families from Haiti, India and Brazil, sharing their life an experience during the days of offering and pilgrimage to worship the deities connected to water, with a pure and traditional gratitude, and asking for better life.
This all takes place to the accompaniment of wandering troupes of drummers, street capoeira, and general merriment and abandon. As the day wears on the fiesta becomes more and more carnivalesque -- thousands of people pouring in -- inexorably evolving into a dancing, surging street party of gargantuan proportions.
According to The International Year and World Water Day 2013, Kabopro Films was invited to produce a Documentary film in collaboration with UNESCO and Culture Department of the City of Munich .
After traveling the last decade producing films around the planet the filmmakers Hernán Vilchez and Bani Silva found three places in the world with Sacred Waters and specific dates when the water becomes sacred by divine forces.
1.Ganges River/Haridwar,India "The Gateway to the Gods" Production filmed in February 2010.
2.Rio Vermelho/Bahia,Brazil ”The Yemanjá Day" February 2013.
3.Saut D’Eau/Mirebalais,Haiti “AVoodoo Pilgrimage to the Sacred Waterfall" July 2013.