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Sacred Forest

Sacred Forest

A Feature film by Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau

Produced by Productions Claude Dolbert, Productions joelle (les), Codo-Cinéma

Release in France : 25/03/1955

    Synopsis

    This documentary film, six thousand feet long, describes the expedition by Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau and friends to the country of the black Toma tribe in New-Guinea. The producer had previously traversed this country and brought back several short films. He was accompanied this time by cinema technicians, ethnologist and a specialist in black magic. The aim of the expedition was to find and record the rites and fetishes of the Toma tribes, notably their initiation ceremonies and the sacrifice of animals which is held in pratically the heart of the sacred forest...

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producers :

    Productions Claude Dolbert, Productions joelle (les), Codo-Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Les Films Hustaix

    Full credits (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Claude Dolbert, Jean Velter

    Narrator :

    Gérard Philipe

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Fichter

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1953

    French release :

    25/03/1955

    Runtime :

    1 h 8 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    13869

    Visa issue date :

    25/03/1955

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White